Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 2.00 Mark Weiss
Director of 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 recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 100 137
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,845 2,861
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.04 0.05

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2009 Dec. 31, 2011

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):

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.

Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:

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:

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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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.