Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 David Oliver
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 39 60
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,368 2,453

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, 2008 Dec. 31, 2008

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

Workplace health and safety data has been recorded by WKU Environment, Health and Safety for many years, for many different purposes.


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

The Environment, Health and Safety Department (EH&S) maintains numerous Occupational Safety and Health programs to assure and enhance the safety and well being of our students, faculty and staff. Many such programs are required by various regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). The following programs have been developed by the EH&S Department:

Asbestos Management Program
Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure Control Plan
Chemical Hygiene Plan Confined Space Entry Program
Fall Protection Plan
Hazard Communication Program Hearing Conservation Program
Lockout / Tagout - Energy Control Plan
Respiratory Protection Program

The following trainings are available for all university employees:
Asbestos Awareness Training
New Employee Safety Training
Radiation Safety Training
Request Fire Extinguisher Training
Hazardous Waste Management for Satellite Area Generators-Training Presentation
Hazardous Waste Management Quiz-(Take this quiz after viewing the training presentation)
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Training (coming soon)
Online Refresher Safety Training
"Shots Fired - On Campus"

Additionally, workspace ergonomics support is available for all employees.


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

Recordable case weight 2008: 2.24
Lost work days 2008: .48

Recordable case weight 2013: 1.42
Lost work days 2013: .40

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.