Work Related Injuries and Illnesses

This section provides resources and guidance about what you should do when somebody gets hurt at work.

Responding to an injury

  • For serious or life threatening injuries:
    On campus, call UCPD directly at 911 or (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone and then direct emergency responders to the scene.
  • For small injuries that need immediate care:
    • During regular work hours: direct or take the injured person the Urgent Care Clinic at the Tang Center
    • After hours: direct the injured person to the Alta Bates Medical Center
  • For non-urgent work related injuries: 
    Faculty and staff should make an appointment with the Occupational Health Clinic at the Tang Center

Reporting an Injury 

  1. All work injuries must be reported to the supervisor.
  2. The supervisor or other responsible party must notify EH&S immediately at (510) 642-3073 in the event of a fatality, or serious injury or illness that results in in-patient hospitalization, loss of any body part(s), or permanent disfigurement.  If the injury or illness occurred after business hours, call UCPD at (510) 642-3333.
  3. The supervisor shall report the injury or illness through the Injury and Illness Reporting (IIR) website within 24 hours of the incident.

Investigating the Accident

  1. The supervisor shall promptly investigate the accident and document the findings and preventative actions through the IIR website. Contact the Department Safety Coordinator, or EH&S, if accident investigation assistance is needed.
  2. For step by step instructions on EFRs and accident investigations, please refer to the IIR Training for Supervisors Video or the following PDFs:

Part 1: Injury Reporting

Part 2: Employer Investigation

Part 3: Preventive Actions

For additional information and resources, see the "How to Report a Work-Related Injury or Illness" UHS web page.