Reporting Accidents

Date: January 2007

Policy: Any College employee who is injured or involved in an accident in the course of his/her duties must report the incident to a supervisor immediately, even if personal injury did not result from the accident. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action. Supervisors are then responsible to complete a Supervisor's Accident/Incident Report and file it with the Manager of Environmental Health & Safety as well as with Human Resources within 24 hours of the occurrence.

This system of reporting has been very effective in identifying the probable cause of accidents and allows for prompt action in preventing recurrence. Human Resources will work with the employee and supervisor to investigate all circumstances to insure workplace safety and file appropriate workers' compensation forms as necessary.  Employees are responsible for completing the Employee's Report of Injury as well.

If the accident results in damage to College equipment, facilities, or property, it should also be reported to the appropriate department as well as Facilities Management and Security.