|Liaison||Dedee DeLongpre Johnston|
|Submission Date||June 3, 2015|
Wake Forest University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Facilities & Campus Services
Please enter data in the table below::
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases||38||31|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||3684||3688|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||Jan. 1, 2014||Dec. 31, 2014|
|Baseline Year||Jan. 1, 2012||Dec. 31, 2014|
A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted:
The baseline data is a combination of the last three calendar years, 2012-2014. There was an increase in the number of FTEs, hours worked, and slight fluctuation of reportable injuries which provides a stable baseline for this type of data.
A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives:
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides compliance guidance, training and technical support to the WFU community necessary to address safety and health regulatory compliance and related risks.
Through a variety of programs, EHS oversees and participates in:
Coordination of training and managing associated records,
Conducting inspections of laboratories, shops, and maintenance facilities for OSHA and related regulatory compliance,
Ensuring corrective action is implemented to address findings,
Addressing employee safety and health complaints,
Concerns related to indoor air quality and work station set up (ergonomics),
Supporting the WFU community through developing and communicating EHS awareness training.
All employees at Wake Forest University complete new employee orientation training, required annual training, and ongoing health & safety awareness training. Employees are encouraged to report unsafe acts/conditions and near misses to supervisors and EHS staff.
The website URL where information about the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives is available: