Workplace Injuries and Incidents

The University pays the entire cost of workers' compensation insurance covering all employees who sustain work-related accidents or illnesses. If an employee is injured on the job, or if an employee believes he/she has a work-related illness, regardless of how minor the injury or illness, the employee must report this immediately to his/her supervisor. An employee's supervisor must report any work-related injuries to the director of Environmental Health and Safety (x. 8175) within 24 hours of the occurrence of the injury. If a supervisor fails to report the injury to the director of Environmental Health and Safety, the employee should report the injury directly to the director of Environmental Health and Safety within 24 hours. Subsequently, if the employee is placed on restricted or limited duty by a doctor, the employee must inform both his/her supervisor and Human Resources. Human Resources must also be contacted if an injury results in a loss of work time.

Workers' compensation insurance pays for authorized medical bills and a portion of an employee's salary (up to 66% up to a maximum salary cap) when the employee is absent due to a compensable work-related injury or illness. A benefit-eligible employee who is out of work for a compensable work-related injury will receive 100% of his/her salary if the employee is eligible for University CTO/SLR or extended sick leave. The employee must, in turn, remit to the University any workers' compensation supplement received.