Pertinent data in the form of detailed reports are required for all occupational accidents, injuries and illnesses to University employees. These reports serve a two-fold purpose; 1) to meet the requirement of the North Carolina Industrial Commission for Workers' Compensation; 2) and to stimulate investigations promoting reduction in the number and severity of occurrences.
The Safety Office must record occupational injuries and illnesses on these four of forms:
The University’s Safety Office will compile and maintain the records noted in item #1). The supplementary detail record, (item # 2) for each individual accident, injury, or illness is to be prepared and furnished by the affected employee's supervisor or employer.
Every occupational accident or injury will be immediately recorded, in detailed, on the North Carolina Industrial Commission Form 19 (required by the Workers' Compensation Act) and supervisor's accident/injury report.
In case of student illness as distinguished from accident or injury, an incident report will be prepared by University Health Services (Infirmary), setting forth the relevant facts and details.
In case of occupational Illness, as distinguished from accident or injury, a descriptive letter by the employee's supervisor, setting forth the relevant facts and details, is to accompany the IC form 19.
Prompt reporting ensures treatment of injuries and a prompt investigation. A prompt investigation will result in:
These forms must be forwarded to the Human Resources Department within the following time limits:
In case of serious injury or illness, the immediate concern is to aid the injured. The following procedure is to be used:
A trained police telecommunication representative will answer the phone and take appropriate action. A University police officer will be dispatched to the scene as first respondent Emergency Personnel.