Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.75
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date May 1, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 2.00 Connie Smith
Risk Manager
VCAF
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 12 8
Full-time equivalent of employees 756 756

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:

The 2012 baseline was adopted because the Office of Safety and Loss Prevention in Madison only keeps records for 5 years. We had hoped to use 2005, to be consistent with the majority of our report's baselines, but we no longer have access to the 2005 OSHA log.


A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:

The mission of the Risk Management Department is to plan, develop, coordinate and maintain the UW-River Falls safety and risk programs. The purpose of these programs is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for university employees and reduce the number, severity and costs of workplace injuries and other types of losses. This mission is being accomplished by the following activities:

Developing proactive loss prevention and control programs and techniques that will eliminate or reduce the risk of a workplace injury or illness.
Developing, coordinating and sponsoring responsive health and safety training programs for employees, supervisors and managers.
Providing resources and technical assistance to enable UWRF to comply with applicable Department of Commerce/OSHA health and safety regulations and the Governor's Executive Order #194.
Developing positive relationships.
Coordinating loss prevention surveys and hazard assessments.
Identifying the risk factors that contribute to losses and the strategies and resources needed to eliminate or control these risk factors.
Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of safety and risk programs and activities to insure that those program goals are achieved.

Goals – 2014

Perform 12 safety walkthroughs of main campus buildings and at least 6 walkthroughs of residence halls during 2014. Draft action plans for addressing safety concerns. (The results of this effort will be reported to the Chancellor's cabinet as a component of the Division of Business and Finance dashboard.)
Participate in at least one safety walk sponsored by Student Senate.
Identify at least one safety process or program on campus that needs improvement and research a "Best Practice" model. Implement the Best Practice model at UWRF. (This year's focus will be on Fall Prevention and Protection with tie-offs for new construction.)
Based on OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) analysis performed in 2012, update or create Job Hazard Analysis sheets for certain positions in departments This year's focus will be on Res Life, UC Custodial, and the Campus Farm.
Leverage aspects of health and safety to justify at least 4 campus projects during 2014.
To continue with active shooter response procedures, develop an information campaign related to door wedges.
Critique new web page resource for students living off campus to assure it provides the information needed for those interested.


The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available:

Additional responsible party: Molly Covill (Classified Staff Payroll)

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