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Accidents & Injuries

Employees

This includes students injured while employed at Iowa State University. Refer to the Human Resource Services Frequently Asked Questions document for more information on Workers' Compensation requirements.

Reporting

All accidents and injuries occurring at work or in the course of employment must be reported to the employee's supervisor as soon as possible (even if no medical attention is required) and in the following ways:

REPORT BY WHOM DIRECTIONS
First Report of Injury (FROI)

Supervisor or injured employee (reviewed by supervisor)

Within 24 hours via AccessPlus - See steps below. Contact Environmental Health and Safety [(515) 294-5359] for guidance and assistance, especially when a serious injury or major loss occurs.
Accident Investigation Supervisor As part of the FROI via AccessPlus. Be prepared to provide details about the incident. Supervisors are encouraged to obtain written accounts of the accident. 
Incidents resulting in hospitalization or fatality Supervisor Within 8 hours - call Human Resource Services [(515) 294-3753] and Environmental Health and Safety [(515) 294-5359].

 

Follow these steps to begin a First Report of Injury and Accident Investigation:

Login to AccessPlus >>> Select Employee tab >>> Select Work Injury >>> Select Continue

The supervisor is responsible for completing a First Report of Injury (FROI) and submitting this electronically via AccessPlus within 24 hours of when the incident is reported. Employees can complete FROI's but supervisors must review, approve and electronically submit to Human Resource Services.

 

Medical Treatment

Life threatening injuries Call 911 to request an ambulance and notify supervisor as soon as possible
Non-life treatening injuries Administer immediate first aid using the First Aid Procedures. Report to supervisor, who will arrange medical care with McFarland Clinic, Occupational Medicine, P.C. 1215 Duff Avenue [(515) 239-4496].
After-hour treatment or emergencies

Mary Greeley Medical Emergency Department [(515) 239-2011 or 911], please notify medical staff when treatment is due to workplace injury or illness.

Follow-up Care McFarland Clinic, Occupational Medicine, P.C. 1215 Duff Avenue [(515) 239-4496]
Outside Ames area Refer to the Human Resource Services list of Approved Medical Providers (PDF) for treatment of work-related injuries.

 

Policy

Accident Prevention, Reporting and Investigation - Iowa State University Policy

 

Students

Reporting

All accidents and injuries sustained by Iowa State University students while in academic classes or events sponsored by the university must be reported to Risk Management by the student and a university representative using the Student Accident Report Form.

For further direction, see “Accidents and Injuries, Student” in the University Policy Library.

Medical Treatment

After-hour treatment or emergencies Mary Greeley Medical Emergency Department [(515) 239-2011 or 911]
Normal business hours and Saturday mornings Thielen Student Health Center Sheldon and Union Drive, (515) 294-5801

 

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