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Injury/Illness Incident Response and Reporting 2.1-3

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Category:
Human Resources
Authorizing Body:
Executive Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs – EVP-ABA
Responsible Department:
Human Resources
Applies To:
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Adopted Date:
06/25/2012
Revised Date:
09/11/2020
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Introduction/Purpose:
SVSU is committed to providing a safe environment for all members and visitors of the University.  The University encourages immediate reporting as directed below of any involving an injury or illness and will promptly respond. 

Policy:

Any incident on SVSU property or an employee’s work involving an injury or illness must be reported as soon as reasonably possible, no matter how minor an injury may appear and regardless of whether the injured or exposed person received medical attention. 

Any injury resulting in fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye as a result of work-related incidents shall be reported to Campus Facilities-Environmental Health & Safety (989) 964-4080 and Human Resources (989) 964-4108 immediately.

Employees have the right to report work-related injuries and illnesses.  SVSU will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses.

Procedures:
In the event of ANY medical emergency call 911. SVSU employees are not permitted to transport any injured/ill individual. 

Students, Contractors or Visitors Injuries/Illnesses

In the event of an injury/illness incident involving students, contractors or visitors the witnessing employee/responsible department must complete the Non-employee Incident Report (238KB) obtaining the injured or exposed party’s statement.  All completed incident reports are to be submitted to SVSU’s Business Services.

Employee Injuries/Illnesses

An employee must immediately report any work-related injury/illness regardless of the severity to:

If the employee is unable to contact Accident Fund, the supervisor must complete and submit the Injury/Illness Supervisor Report to the Office of Human Resources.

If after initial assessment by Accident Fund, no medical care is needed, a record of the incident/claim will be on file.

If further medical care is deemed necessary, the employee will be referred by Accident Fund to an SVSU approved physician/medical provider. If an injured employee chooses to see their own medical provider or seek treatment at facilities without an Accident Fund referral, the employee may be responsible for any incurred expenses.

Accident Fund will determine if an employee’s work-related injury falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act.

If an employee’s condition worsens or additional treatment is required, the employee must contact Accident Fund.

The employee will need a release to return to work. If the employee is returning with restrictions, the return notice must detail the restrictions and length of time they apply. The employee will submit the release to return to work to the Office of Human Resources and notify their supervisor of their return.    

After reviewing the release to return, the Office of Human Resources will confirm the return date with the supervisor.

Definitions:
N/A

Related Policies & Forms:

Non-employee Incident Report (238KB)

Accident Fund’s TeleCompCare Flow Chart

Injury/Illness Supervisor Report

Sharps Injury Log (154KB)

Appendix

OSHA rule 29 CFR 1904.35(b)(1)(iii)(A) & (B)

Mich. Admin. Code R. 408.22135