Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of West Georgia
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.57 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 17 48
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,538 1,070
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.04

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, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2004 Dec. 31, 2007

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):

We went back to when we had reliable data.

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:

Risk management engages in regular task specific safety training.

UWG is also beholden to the "Right to Know Act" and offers mandatory training with regard to understanding workers rights and procedures with regard to this Act.

The Georgia Employees Hazardous Chemicals and Right-to-Know Act, better known as RTK, is a law promulgated in 1988, which states that all employees have the right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace.
What is my employer’s obligation under the Act? Your employer must:
 Provide information regarding hazardous chemicals on your job
 Provide formal training and education on hazardous chemicals
 Provide Material Safety Data Sheets and show you how to use them
 Inform you of the hazardous chemicals used in work area
 Provide your physicians with information on chemicals you may have been exposed to

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

The employee numbers vary from IC-3 as we are taking a 3 year average for the performance year in PA-14.

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