Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Washington University in St. Louis
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Donna Hall
Environmental Compliance Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 342 309
Full-time equivalent of employees 13,770 13,165
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 July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2013 Dec. 31, 2013

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):
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Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
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Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.48

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:

There are several WUSTL safety initiatives with the goal to create a work environment that is safe for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Initiatives include safety training, safety and health audits, targeted safety interventions that focus on higher risk occupations, workplace ergonomics, student event safety, peer safety committees, construction safety support, and safety programs designed to keep employees safe (e.g. biological and chemical safety, hearing conservation, respiratory protection).

Employees are encouraged through training, safety committees, supervisors, University leadership and Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) representatives to be aware of their surroundings and report safety concerns immediately. This can be done directly by contacting WUSTL EH&S, their supervisor, campus police or through an anonymous safety recommendation form on the EH&S web page.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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It should be noted that the total recordable incident count is based on an employee population of 15,613. In addition, The WUSTL injury / illness rate is 2.5 per 100 employees. Roughly half of the recordable incidents were needlesticks in patient care clinics.

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