Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.74
Liaison William Hargrove
Submission Date April 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Texas at El Paso
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Luis Perez
Sustainability Coordinator
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 56 56
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,241 2,241

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

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

Data availability played a major role in deciding baseline.

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

The Occupational Health and Safety Program promotes health and safety procedures and assists the university community in identifying, evaluating and eliminating occupational and workplace hazards that can cause illnesses or injuries.

Written programs are provided to support voluntary compliance with federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations and standards to ensure employees are provided with workplaces free of recognized hazards. Written programs are available for Hearing Conservation, Confined Space Entry, Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection.

The Occupational Safety and Health Program also provides industrial hygiene evaluation and administers an Occupational Health Program (OHP) for researchers and support staff whose roles place them into a higher degree of risk. The Occupational Health Program is based in the early identification of conditions that could present an increased risk of adverse health effects related to the tasks being performed in the laboratory. The industrial hygiene evaluations provided by Occupational Health and Safety include indoor air quality investigations (unusual odors, mold, moisture, ventilation), ergonomic workstation evaluations, noise level surveys, and chemical exposure assessments.

The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

In FY 2014 UTEP had 56 medical claims, 12 of which resulted in lost time.

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.