2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Accidents/Physical Injuries

Employees involved in accidents on campus should report these to the Human Resources Office immediately. Accidents involving students on campus must be reported immediately to the manager of Public Safety, the director of Purchasing or a designee. Investigation reports on accidents involving students must be filed with the college’s Public Safety Office or with the Vice President of Student Affairs Office. Accident investigation reports for employees (including student assistants) injured while on duty must be filed with the college’s Public Safety Office or the Human Resources Office. Workers Compensation Forms for employees are available at Inside.CF.edu, under Employee Benefits; forms for students or college guests are available through the Business Office.

The following actions should be taken:

  1. If the accident is life threatening, call 911 for help.
  2. If required, apply first aid (immediate, temporary care until a physician or paramedic arrives).
  3. First aid equipment is located in various buildings on campus; employees should be aware of these locations.
  4. Make victim comfortable and wait for assistance.
  5. Notify the Public Safety Office and/or ambulance service, if the latter is needed. In addition, notify the Office of Student Affairs if the victim is a student or the Human Resources Office, via an accident/incident form, if the victim is an employee. (The workers' compensation law provides that employers are subject to a civil penalty of $100 for each failure or refusal to file a report of injury of employees. All injuries to employees must be reported to the Human Resources Office.) If the injured party (employee) is sent or taken to a doctor, a first notice of injury form must be completed and sent to the Human Resources Office. All accident forms are available at Inside.CF.edu/, under Employee Benefits/Workers Compensation.
  6. If an ambulance is not immediately called, the Public Safety Office or other appropriate college official will determine if further action is necessary.