Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Lindsey MacDonald
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 2.00 Sue Sullivan
Environmental Health and Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 40 63
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,914 2,050
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.03

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2015 Dec. 31, 2015
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):

The Health, Safety and Environmental protection policy was adopted in 1995 to establish and maintain a health and safe environment ofr sanctioned activities and to protect the environment to the maximum extent feasible.

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:

Safe Western Project aims to raise awareness within the Western community and, ultimately, within the greater Bellingham community of which we are a part.
Awareness of-
• The ability we all have to keep others and ourselves from harm.
• The many ways we can put this ability to use.
• The fact that we are all in this together.
• The fact that keeping others and ourselves from harm does not stop at the end of the workday or the edge of campus.
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) website contains information about basic preventive procedures. The EHS office also provides training for faculty and staff on various preventive health procedures.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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