Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.08 / 2.00 Amy Brunvand
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 143 155
Full-time equivalent of employees 17,899 15,319
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 Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

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 first STARS Report for the University of Utah was filed in 2011, and the University of Utah Climate Action Plan date from 2010. 2010 is also same baseline year we are using for greenhouse gas emissions since that is the initial inventory.

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:

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety offers training to University of Utah employees. These are designed to give the University community the tools and knowledge needed in providing awareness and a culture of safety in the workplace. EHS does not provide any certification programs.

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


Data from OSHA Form 300A: Summary of Work Related Injury and Illnesses, 2010 and 2015 for University of Utah.
Note: USHE databook (2010) reports 15, 319 FTE employees; OSHA Form 300A (2010) reports 15,465 FTE Employees.
USHE Databook (2015) reports 17,899 FTE employees: OSHA Form 300A (2015) reports 20,927
USHE Databook figures were used to be consistent with other parts of the STARS survey.


Safety: Staying Safe and Secure at the U. University of Utah Annual Security & Fire Report (October, 2015).
URL: http://dps.utah.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2015/09/16-0253-2015-Fire-Safety-Clery-Report-Web.pdf

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.