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Employees are required to advise their departmental supervisors of all injuries and illnesses incurred during the course of their employment at the University. Departmental supervisors are responsible for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses to the Department of Labor Relations (Labor Relations). Departmental safety committees, to the extent they exist, will be notified of work-related injuries and illnesses which occur within their department and will assure that reports from departmental supervisors are submitted to Labor Relations and investigated. Reports are submitted on the State of Delaware First Report of Occupational Injury or Disease and Injury/Illness Loss Investigation Report, available below.
A copy of the State of Delaware First Report of Occupational Injury or Disease and Injury/Illness Loss Investigation Report form will be sent to the Departmental Safety Committee Chair to assure the investigation is completed appropriately and to the Department of Environmental Health & Safety (DEHS) to monitor any investigation into the cause of the injury or illness reported. Investigations will be performed by a Departmental supervisor or Departmental safety committee member, if a Departmental safety committee exists. Opportunities to prevent injury and illness from near misses should be taken whenever possible. The program guidance for conducting a near miss report is provided below:
For additional information regarding reporting or investigating an employee illness/injury please e-mail DEHS or call x8475 for assistance.