Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.43 / 2.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

Safety Policy Statement: West Chester University through instruction, research, and community service, protects the safety and health of our employees, students, and visitors. A comprehensive Workplace Health, Safety, and Risk Control program, to include but not limited to safety and health procedures, job training, and remediation or elimination of hazards, has been established to help prevent injury and illness due to recognized hazards. A University Safety Committee, comprising of a cross representation of the university campus, has been established to provide guidance and advice to the Department of Environmental Health & safety. Individual involvement at all levels of the university is critical. Hence, responsibility for implementation of the health, safety and risk control program is shared by all.

The University Administration accepts its leadership responsibility for achieving a safe work and education environment by providing direction to reduce injuries and illnesses. Directors, Department Heads, and other supervisors provide full support regarding safety and health procedures and are also responsible for ensuring safety and loss prevention measures are integrated into all campus operations including academic courses. Employees and students will continuously comply with all aspects of the workplace Health, Safety and Risk Control program and ensure visitors coming into their areas are protected from hazards.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

All incidents reported are tracked on a spreadsheet and broken into three categories. These are Incident Only, Medical and Lost Time. Incident Only refers to incidents reported that did not require any medical attention. Medical are those that required medical attention but did not lose time beyond the Workers’ Compensation waiting period and Lost Time claims are those that were entitled to any wage benefit under Workers’ Compensation law.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data Source: Nicole Svetz (Environmental Health and Safety, nsvetz@wcupa.edu) and Wendy Wolfrum (Human Resources Benefits Manager, wwolfrum@wcupa.edu), February 2020.

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