Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.93
Liaison Irena Lambrou
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Whatcom Community College
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.76 / 2.00 Tran Phung
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 5 6
Full-time equivalent of employees 345 513
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.01 0.01

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

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 workplace health and safety baseline was voted on by the sustainability committee and was officially adopted as a result. This decision was made primarily due to the lack of data available prior to 2008.

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:

The College has a Safety committee charged with assuring that the College initiates and maintains a safe work environment and an accident prevention program.

Maxient is being used as a tool to report and track incidents and to help communication among college personnel dealing with student and non-student issues.

RAVE is an emergency notification system that offers various forms of communication such as text messaging, email, and voice mail messaging to students and staff in the event of a campus emergency.

Training for volunteer building responders are held in the spring.

Emergency respond guides can be found in all classrooms and offices.

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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