In Case of an Accident
steps to take in the event of an incident or accident:
- The accident/incident scene must be secured and
made safe to prevent further accidents until the investigation is
- All medical attention and First Aid needs are
attended to, including calling 9-1-1, if needed.
- If necessary, sound the alarm for building
evacuation (Fire Alarm pull stations).
- The Supervisor must be notified as soon as
possible. If the immediate supervisor is not available, a Safety
Committee member or the Departmental Chair can substitute.
The Supervisor (or substitute) conducts an investigation and
completes the Accident/Incident
Investigation Report form within 24 hours or otherwise as soon as
possible. This form is to be completed, whenever possible, with the
person(s) involved in the incident. In the event of a disagreement,
each party fills out a separate incident form.
The original Accident/Incident form is givento Anna Vandendries-Barr
for review by the Chair and submission to OHS.
If the incident involves discharging of a fire extinguisher; Fire
Prevention must be contacted before cleaning up the scene.
If the accident leaves a bloody (profuse) mess after the appropriate
attention is given, Campus Police (83300) should be notified.
should I report?
- Accidents: An incident that involves personal
- Incidents: An incident is a “near miss”
(probability of personal injury) or an event that causes equipment
damage over $200.
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Fields of Research
Synthesis and Catalysis
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