Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.58
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Austin
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.09 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

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

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

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


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

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

The university does not calculate the full-time equivalent for affililated non-employee types, e.g. contractors, visiting scholars, volunteers, etc. We do track the total number and type of affiliated non-employees on campus. Currently, we have 6,735 affiliated non-employees, of whom 1,292 are contractors or employees of contractors.

As a Texas state agency, the University is not subject to OSHA log recordkeeping requirements nor does Texas have a state-level OSHA. However, the university values employee safety and generates a Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) using workers' compensation claims data. Any case resulting in any medical expense is considered “reportable”. UT Austin uses the generally accepted OSHA calculation where Incidence Rate equals the number of cases multipled by 200,000 divided by the total hours worked by all employees. The total hours of employees is calculated by using the number of full time equivalent employees multipled by 2,000.

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

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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