Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 2.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 32 47
Full-time equivalent of employees 1,219 916
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.03 0.05

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

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):

Our Sustainability Plan selected AY2014 as the baseline for reporting purposes for essentially all categories.


Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:
48.84

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:
2.63

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 Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) provides a broad range of services for the protection and promotion of a safe learning, living, and working environment at WPI. This is accomplished through technical support, information and training programs, consulting services, and periodic auditing of health and safety practices and regulatory compliance. WPI has established a Campus Safety Committee that meets quarterly. EHS staff conduct regular safety inspections and training on topics including, but not limited to; Machine Safety, Laboratory Safety, Biological Safety & Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP), Fire Safety, Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO) Procedures, Laser Safety, Accident Reporting and Emergency Action Planning, etc.


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