Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.23
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date June 14, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Texas at Austin
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 2.00 Adrienne Howarth-moore
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 221 250
Full-time equivalent of employees 12,849 13,519
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Aug. 1, 2016 Aug. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Aug. 1, 2013 Aug. 31, 2014

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The baseline year is the last year that UT Austin submitted a STARS report.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
6.99

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.72

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives, including how workers are engaged in monitoring and advising on health and safety programs:

The university's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) department works to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors, and to ensure protection of the environment. In addition, the university provides an on-campus HealthPoint Occupational Health Program to treat workplace injuries, perform occupational health surveillance programs and consult with employees on a variety of occupational health concerns. Campus and department safety committees exist to engage employees in creating and promoting a campus culture of safety and health.

In partnership with the university community, EHS and OHP promote a safe and healthful environment to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to ensure protection of the environment. We assess working conditions and advise on appropriate precautions through job and activity specific risk assessment. Programs include but are not limited to: biological and laboratory safety, chemical safety and waste management, occupational health and safety, radiation and laser safety, etc.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.