Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 2.00 Elizabeth Errington-Wynans
Administrative Coordinator
Occupational Health, Safety and Environment
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
Canadian Standard Association: CSA Standard Z1000-06 Occupational Health and Safety Management

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

The University of Victoria utilises the CSA Standard Z1000-06 Occupational Health and Safety Management document as guiding principles for the Environmental Health and Safety Management System outlined in the Environmental Health and Safety Policy (SS9200). The Environmental Health and Safety Management System is designed to ensure that faculty, staff and students have a safe and healthy environment for work and study. The goals (see section 4.00 pg. 5) are to:
a) Meet or exceed the requirements of health and safety statutes and regulations;
b) Enhance the health and safety of the members of the university community
c) Identify responsibilities for individuals, supervisors, department heads and senior management;
d) Ensure the effective response to emergencies and continuity of operations;
e) Support effective programs through safety committees with clear mandates;
f) Enhance effective communication on health, safety and environmental issues and emergency communication capabilities;
g) Ensure that accountability measures are in place as required by the EHS Management System through effective auditing;
h) Provide consultancy to assist departments in both compliance and achievement of best practices

A variety of university-wide safety plans have been developed to ensure regulatory compliance and consistent approach to safety management, including the following program areas (see Appendix 2, pg. 11)
- WHMIS
- Biosafety
- Radiation Safety
- Lab Inspections
- Hearing Protection
- Respirator Safety
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Working Alone or in Isolation

For more information see the Environmental Health and Safety Policy (SS9200): https://www.uvic.ca/universitysecretary/assets/docs/policies/SS9200_3250_.pdf


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
129

Full-time equivalent of employees:
3,553.84

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
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A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

Recordable incidents of work-related injury or death are reported to the department of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment for tracking. Once reported, the OHSE records the year of injury, date of injury, and claim status. The reported number of recordable incidents is based on the 2019 year. Elizabeth Errington-Wynans, Administrative Coordinator for the department of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment was contacted and reported this number to the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability for the purposes of this report.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
3.63

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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