Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.92 / 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:

The OHSMS of the University of the Fraser Valley includes the following components:

Management Leadership and Commitment
- Occupational Health & Safety Policy #219 - attached
- Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment Prevention Policy #18 - attached
- Vision, Mission, Values https://www.ufv.ca/about/vision-mission-values/
- New Employee Orientation https://www.ufv.ca/hr/orientation/

Safe Work Procedures
- UFV Safety Programs https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/

Health and Safety Training and Instruction
- WHMIS https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/whmis/
- Lab Safety https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/lab/
- Equipment & Trades Safety https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/trades/
- Working at Heights https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/working-at-heights/
- BIOsafety Emergency Response Training course

Identifying Hazards and Managing Risk
- Board of Governors Policy Direction on Risk Management #220 - attached
- Report a hazard https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/report-hazard/

Workplace Inspections
- Workplace Inspections https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/workplace- inspections/
- Workplace Inspection Schedule – attached

Incident Investigation
- Reference Guide for Incident Investigations - attached
- Report an Incident/Near miss https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/report-incident/

Program Administration
- We regularly assess our Health and Safety goals and ensure that accurate records are maintained

Joint Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC)
- https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/teams-committees/johsc/

Occupational Health and Safety Programs
- Employee & Family Assistance https://www.ufv.ca/hr/compensation-benefits/employee-family- assistance/
- Strive to Thrive https://www.ufv.ca/hr/health-well-being/fitness-challenge/
- Worker Rights & Responsibilities https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/safety-
- Working Alone https://www.ufv.ca/safety-and-security/safety-programs/working-alone/
- Ergonomic Assessments

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 :

All incidents are documented by the D3 reporting system and reported by the Security/First Aid team. Each month a summary of all the incidents is recorded in a monthly and then a year-end statistics report. UFV implemented a new campus-wide ticketing system for employees and students to report any Incidents/Near misses, Hazards, Ergonomic Assessment needs, Workplace Inspection reports and Nonconformity issues. Employees can also request Safewalks and Personal Safety Plans if required.

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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