Incident Investigation of Injuries, Illnesses, and Near Misses
This section has been reviewed and updated as needed: May 2014
|Near miss/property damage without injury||X|
|First Aid/Minor Medical (i.e. UEOHC)||X|
|Minor Medical with multiple similar claims in a particular work unit/department||X||X|
|Near miss, first aid or minor medical with potential for serious injury||X||X|
|Minor Medical that is reportable to a regulatory agency (i.e. CDC, APHIS, local health department, etc.)||X||X|
|Claims with potential of LT ≥ 6 days||X||X|
EHS shall also complete an incident investigation report outlining a specific time table for corrective action and responsible parties for implementation. In some cases corrective action may include both short-term and long-term recommendations.
If any deficiencies identified have the potential for serious injury/illness, then EHS has authorization to stop all work until the hazard has been corrected. EHS will notify the Departmental contact when work can resume.
If a corrective action is identified which requires additional resources that is not available to the Department, then EHS will report the deficiency to the University Safety and Security Committee (USSC) for further action. The USSC will review the incident investigation report and prioritize resources for corrective action.
If the Department Heads fail to implement corrective action, then the deficiencies and departmental information will be reported to the USSC for review and further action.