Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.39 / 2.00 Gary Cocke
Sustainability Director
Office of Sustainability
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 38 41
Full-time equivalent of employees 6,252 3,404
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Sept. 1, 2018 Aug. 31, 2019
Baseline Year Sept. 1, 2006 Aug. 31, 2007

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):

2007 was chosen because data was readily available and provides enough time between baseline year and performance year to show long-term trend.

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

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

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:

All workers, students and visitors have the right to work, visit and live in a safe and healthy environment. The department of Environmental Health and Safety promotes this concept through programs and services designed to prevent accidents and injuries on the job and as a general procedure around campus. Our department works proactively with employees to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace by providing consultation, training and inspections on improving the safety culture on the campus by:

1. Conducting workplace inspections and safety audits for offices and observed work.
2. Consultation of unsafe construction projects and equipment.
3. Response to worker incidents about safe procedures during work hours.
4. Conducting accident investigations where the need for increased training can benefit all involved.
5. Holding necessary specific training that targets hazards like: fire extinguisher training, fall protection, ladder safety, and arc safety awareness.

The UTD Industrial Hygiene program focuses on anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling potential health and safety hazards; and environmental factors that may affect the health, comfort, or productivity of the campus community. Industrial Hygiene also emphasizes identifying general safety hazards, and correcting of the factors that contribute to accidents and injuries.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Please note that FTE count for workplace safety differs from IC3 because data tracked through Environmental Health and Safety includes all worker's compensation eligible employees, student workers, contract workers, and temporary employees.

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