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Incident Reporting

Incident Reporting 

WesternU is dedicated to the protection of its employees and students. When injuries, illnesses, or incidents occur, we are prepared to immediately respond to the needs of the injured or ill.

Incidents to Report

The following should be reported:

  • Near misses 
  • Injuries
  • Illnesses
  • Exposures
  • Fatalities
  • Hazardous material spills

In the case of an injury occurrence please complete the WesternU Incident Report.  

Serious Injuries or Fatalities

Supervisors and/or Campus Security must contact Risk Management and EH&S as soon as possible to report work related death, serious injury, or illness. 

OSHA defines an injury or illness as “serious” if it: 

  • Requires inpatient hospitalization for a period in excess of 24 hours for other than medical observation
  • An employee suffers a loss of any member of the body
  • An employee suffers any serious degree of permanent disfigurement

There are no reprisals or other job discrimination for expressing any concern, comment, suggestion or complaint about a health and safety related matter.