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Reporting Accidents & Incidents

BPM-704 Employee Injuries & Occupational Diseases

Revised July 1, 2009

POLICY

Any injuries to University employees which occur in the course of or arise out of their employment must be reported in writing.  All claims of occupational disease or illness must be reported in writing.

Accidents resulting in death or severe injury are to be immediately reported by telephone to the appropriate campus office.

CAMPUS CONTACTS

The appropriate campus contacts for reporting employee injuries and occupational diseases are:

MU - Risk & Insurance Management / (573) 882-7019

UMHC - Work Injuries / (573) 884-9924

UMKC - Environmental Health & Safety / (816) 235-5357

S&T - Environmental Health & Safety / (573) 341-4305

UMSL - Human Resource Services / (314) 516-5639

UM System - Risk & Insurance Management / (573) 882-7019

MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR INJURED EMPLOYEES

The supervisor must immediately refer an employee injured in an accident to a campus approved medical facility.  Contact the appropriate campus office for procedures and listing of approved medical facilities.

PREVENTING SIMILAR INJURIES

The supervisor or administrative head is responsible for taking immediate, necessary action to prevent the occurrence of a similar injury.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

All injuries and/or claims of occupational diseases involving employees, or students who are employees, must be reported in writing on a Report of Injury form (UM WC-1) as soon as possible.

Reports must be:

  1. Initiated by the supervisor or administrative head of the injured employee and submitted to the appropriate campus office within 24 hours after the injury occurred.
  2. The campus contact enters the Report of Injury information into the RMIS database.

NOTE:  All non-employee injuries must be reported in writing on either a Student or General Public Injury and Property Damage Report or a Vehicle Accident Report as appropriate.

COST OF MEDICAL CARE

The cost of necessary medical care for an employee injured in a work related accident or incurring an occupational disease is paid through the University Workers' Compensation Program if the claim is compensable and treatment is received from the authorized provider.

STATEMENTS REGARDING LOSSES

Employees must not make any statement regarding a loss to the press or anyone other than members of or as directed by:

  • Campus Business Services Office
  • Campus Police Department
  • Office of Risk & Insurance Management
  • Office of the General Counsel