Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
PA-12: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Warren Hills
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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Please enter data in the table below::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of reportable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 150 137
Full-time equivalent of employees 2891 2861

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2011

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

The 3-year average better represents overall previous injury and illness performance. A baseline of one year's data might include a spike or valley that might be weather dependent or from another confounding factor such as a change in the occupational physician or preparer of the OSHA log.


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

Initiatives include but are not limited to: Indoor Air Quality Investigations, Ergonomic Analysis, Respirator Fit Testing, Building Safety Inspections, Safety Training (including Forklift, Respirator Fit Testing, Asbestos, Confined Space, Aerial Lifts, Bloodborne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment, Lockout/Tagout, Hearing Conservation, Fall protection, Hot Work, Chemical Hazards).


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

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.