Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.65
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 2.00 John Gardner
Sustainability Planning & Policy Analyst
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 54 68
Full-time equivalent of employees 3,199 3,462.70
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, 2018 Dec. 31, 2018
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2014

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 baseline and performance years were chosen because they represent the most recent and up to date information reported by the university.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
14.04

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
1.69

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 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee highly values all of its employees and is responsible for providing a safe place to work. Supervisors and managers are trained to handle all health and safety issues in their respective departments to ensure that staff is properly cared for and all preventative measures are taken to reduce injury and illness. UWM follows all Performance and Accountability Standards required by Wisconsin Statute 36.115(4).
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has various programs to promote safety, compliance and environmental health in order to facilitate education and research for the faculty, staff, students and visitors.
University Safety and Assurances provides outreach and training programs including: Art, Studio and Shop Safety, Biological Safety, Chemical Safety, Emergency Preparedness, General Safety, Laboratory Safety, Occupational Safety and Radiation Safety.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UWM's University Safety and Assurances department provides a wide range of workplace health and safety initiatives which can be found at https://uwm.edu/safety-and-assurances/

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.