Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.87
Liaison Elias Platte-Bermeo
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
OSHA (Form 300A) Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

In addition to the above, USC has an Injury Illness Prevention Policy
Website link: https://policy.usc.edu/injury-prevention/


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
152

Full-time equivalent of employees:
11,306.32

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

USC follows the OSHA (Form 300A) requirements for Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
1.34

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data on incidents from the entire university and satellite campuses was compiled from OSHA 300A logs.

Because of the different reporting timeframe of OSHA 300A logs (calendar year) and IPEDS Human Resources reporting (fiscal year), FTE of employees was not copied from PRE-5 for this credit. Instead, FTE was calculated from the hours worked in the OSHA 300A logs. Total hours worked across the in-scope parts of the university (includes University Park Campus and Health Sciences Campus; excludes hospitals and satellite campuses) were divided by (40 x 50), where 40 represents a full-time-equivalent employee's hours worked per week and 50 represents their weeks worked per year. The resulting number is reported as the FTE of employees for this credit.

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