Section: Safety and Security
Policy Number: 7-3
Policy Name: Campus Injuries and Illnesses
Date: April 15 1975
Revisions: June 5, 1989; June, 1999; January 9, 2006; February 17, 2006; February 10, 2014
 

  1. PURPOSE

  2. To outline the appropriate action to be followed when a University employee, visitor or student is involved in a campus injury or illness.
     
  3. POLICY

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    1. Notification

    2. University employees and students must notify their immediate supervisor of all campus injuries or illnesses as soon as possible. Persons responsible for visitors shall report campus injuries or illnesses whenever possible.

      Injuries or Illnesses which result in medical expenses for these non-University employees (students and visitors) should be submitted through their personal insurance or Student Health Insurance.

    3. Immediate Medical Attention

    4. If immediate medical attention is required, injured or ill persons should be transported to the nearest emergency health care facility. Serious or nonroutine medical injuries should be directly referred to Christiana Hospital. This should be accomplished by arranging for emergency transport by calling:

      Newark Campus: Public Safety 911

      All other Campuses: call 9-911

    5. Routine Medical Attention

    6. For illnesses or injuries that do not require immediate medical attention but do warrant medical consultation, the following options are available:
       
      • Employees may visit the University Environmental Health Provider chosen by Labor Relations and Environmental Health and Safety or their personal physician. (Provider information is available on the Environmental Health and Safety Injury/Illness Procedures web page, or from the  Office of Labor Relations) Employees requiring medical attention shall not return to regular activities until released by a medical professional.

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      • Students may use the Student Health Service at Laurel Hall or their personal physician.

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      • Visitors are permitted to use the University's Environmental Healthcare provider or their personal physician.

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      • Bills for medical expenses resulting from illnesses or injuries for non-University employees (students and visitors) should be submitted through their personal insurance or Student Health Insurance (students).

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    7. Reporting
      1. Employees: The Department of the injured/ill employee must complete and submit a State of Delaware First Report of Occupational Injury or Disease and Injury/Illness Loss Investigation Report Form and submit it to the Office of Labor Relations within 24 hours. Copies of the report should be provided to Environmental Health and Safety and their Departmental Safety Committee Chair, to the extent they exist.

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      3. Students/Visitors: A First Report of Injury and Illness/Injury Loss Investigation Report form must be completed for student/visitors and submitted to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and their Departmental Safety Committee Chair, to the extent they exist.

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        • Forms are available from the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, 831-8475, or on the EH&S website.

    8. Investigation
      An investigation shall be completed for all reported illnesses/injuries as appropriate. Documentation of these investigations is included with the report form. Departmental Safety Committees are responsible for assuring that corrective actions identified are implemented. Environmental Health and Safety will monitor any investigation into the cause of the injury/illness reported. More information on the University's accident/illness program can be found at Enviromental Health and Safety Procedures for Injury/Illness.

      Submitted by: Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Labor Relations

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