Accidents and injuries should be reported immediately to your supervisor, or as soon as possible after the incident occurs. All incidents should be reported, no matter how minor they appear. The employee or supervisor must then immediately report the incident to the Human Resources Department, using an Employee Accident and Injury Report Form. EHS will be automatically notified by Human Resources and will perform a follow up investigation to determine the cause of the incident and will take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening in the future.
Near misses or "close calls" are incidents that do not result in injury or illness. Employees should report all near misses to their supervisor. Near-misses should then be reported to EHS. EHS uses this information to evaluate procedures and work practices to prevent future accidents which in turn assists the University with reducing occupational injury and illness as well as maintaining a healthy workforce.