Injury Accident Reporting
If an employee (student workers included) sustains a personal injury or occupational disease which arises out of and in the course of employment, the employee must report the work-related injury or illness to the Public Safety Department.
Injury/accident reporting procedure
If an employee (student workers included) sustains a personal injury or occupational disease, which arises out of and in the course of employment, the employee must report the work-related injury or illness to the Public Safety Department.
- All work related injuries/illnesses must be reported to Public Safety (Ext. 9111) within 24 hours of the injury/illness, however fatalities must be reported immediately. Human Resources will notify OSHA of injuries/illnesses as required.
- If seeking treatment at the time of the injury/illness, advance authorization must be obtained from Public Safety or the Human Resources Office (Ext. 9106 or 9107) Employees electing to seek their own treatment will be responsible for all payments incurred.
- If treatment requires first aid only, the officer on duty shall administer first aid.
- Employees requiring treatment must use Covenant Occupational Health Services listed on authorization form within 28 days of the injury.
- If the employee needs to be transported to Covenant, Public Safety will assist with transportation or call an ambulance. For the safety and protection of all concerned, an injured employee is not to be transported to treatment by a co-worker.
- If treatment is needed other than at the time of the injury, the employee must contact the Human Resources Office (9106 or 9107) for authorization to seek treatment at Covenant Occupational Health Services.
- All employees seeking treatment due to a work related injury or illness will be drug and alcohol tested at the time of the visit.
- The employee will be responsible for providing the Human Resources Office with a copy of their physician's statement.
Human Resources will complete Workers’ Compensation forms as appropriate. Any bills the employee receives as a result of the work-related injury/illness must be sent to the Human Resources Office. Any lost time as a result of a work-related injury or illness will be reported as sick leave, if available.
Injuries/illnesses occurring off campus, which are work-related (at a College off campus facility or center, College sponsored trip, or approved off-campus work assignment) shall be reported by phone as per instructions above.
Cross reference location
Workers Disability Compensation Act and Delta College Exposure Control Manual (PDF)
All full/part-time regular employees
01/11, 07/17, 9/21