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.
The prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses is of paramount importance at Western
University of Health Sciences (WesternU). WesternU will maintain a health and safety program
conforming to the best practices of organizations in our industry. Our objective is a health and
safety program that will reduce injuries and illnesses and surpass the best experience of other
operations similar to ours.
Our Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) will emphasize injury and illness prevention on
the part of both management and employees. WesternU promotes cooperation in all health and
safety matters, not only between management and employees, but also between each employee
and their co-workers. Only through a cooperative effort can an effective health and safety
program, in the best interest of all, be established and preserved.
WesternU’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) can be viewed here.
This document is an Addendum to WesternU’s IIPP and is intended to supplement that document
as applicable. It addresses WesternU’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will
remain in place until WesternU receives further direction from local, state and/or federal
government officials and will be revised as needed.
WesternU’s IIPP COVID-19 Addendum can be viewed here.
The following should be reported:
- Near misses
- 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.