Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.79
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Victoria
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.67 / 2.00 Elizabeth Errington-Wynans
Administrative Coordinator
Occupational Health, Safety and Environment
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 91 81
Full-time equivalent of employees 4,576 4,705
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

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, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
0

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.99

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:

UVic's Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment provides services to the university that assist in promoting and maintaining employee health in the workplace including ergonomics, occupational hygiene (including indoor air quality, respirators, hearing protection, and a smoke-free program), and the disposal of hazardous waste. The department also provides safety training and hosts workshops on various topics including biosafety, lab safety awareness, WHMIS, radiation and laser safety. WorkSafeBC claims for staff and faculty are also processed and submitted through our office.


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

UVic's Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment provides services to the university that assist in promoting and maintaining employee health in the workplace including ergonomics, occupational hygiene (including indoor air quality, respirators, hearing protection and a smoke-free program), and the disposal of hazardous waste. The department also provides safety training and hosts workshops on various topics including biosafety, lab safety awareness, WHMIS, radiation and laser safety. WorkSafeBC claims for staff and faculty are also processed and submitted through our office.

See here for more information: http://www.uvic.ca/ohse/index.php

The total number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases can vary greatly from year to year, but overall the numbers of reported cases continues to decline.

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.