Employee Accident Reporting
Unfortunately, employee accidents and illnesses occur more often than we would like. Ohio State is required by the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program to provide annual reports of injuries and illness to the State of Ohio. Also, safety training and written safety programs are developed or enhanced as the result of information gained from Employee Accident Reports. Following are a few reminders for work-related injuries or illnesses for Ohio State employees:
- Main campus employees requiring non-emergency medical treatment as the result of a workplace injury or illness should go to University (Employee) Health Services on the 2nd Floor of McCampbell Hall (1581 Dodd Drive) during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Employees in need of emergency care as the result of a workplace injury/illness should go to the Emergency Department at either Ohio State Wexner Medical Center or University Hospitals East. When deciding whether to seek emergency medical treatment, you should ask yourself the question, “Would I go to the Emergency Department if the same injury occurred at home, or would I wait and see my personal physician the next day?”
- Regional campus employees should seek treatment at their designated local health provider.
- Employees who are injured on the job or become ill as the result of a workplace exposure are required to complete an Employee Accident Report and notify his/her supervisor. Completed reports are emailed to email@example.com.
- Supervisors are required to complete the Supervisor Accident Analysis Report (3rd page of Employee Accident Report) and notify Environmental Health and Safety of any hazardous or dangerous conditions needing immediate attention.
- Employees who are exposed to blood and/or body fluids (BBFE) should report them immediately to their supervisor and complete an Employee Accident Report, including the Blood/Body Fluid Exposure Addendum (4th page of Employee Accident Report). The report should include as much information as possible about the exposure including type, cause and steps that could have been taken to prevent the exposure.
- Ohio State Wexner Medical Center personnel should refer to the BBFE Protocol for instructions.
- Recent revisions to the rules in Ohio Administrative Code 4167 now require public employers to report single employee hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours. Any of these shall be reported to Environmental Health and Safety immediately.
Questions about Employee Accident Reporting and/or follow-up investigations should be directed to Cathy Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-247-2113.