An incident is any unplanned event that either results in personal injury or damage
to property; equipment; or the environment, or has the potential to result in such
Incident reports are to be submitted within 24 hours when any of the following occur
Injuries (even minor ones)
Immediately report incidents resulting in severe injury, illness, exposure, property
damage, or death to University Police, 814-732-2911, and the Office of Safety and
Risk Management, 814-732-2709, for further action.
Reporting an incident allows the Office of Safety and Risk Management to:
Follow up with the injured employee to ensure they have received the proper care and
to begin the workers' compensation process.
Allow for corrective action to be taken sooner, possibly preventing others from becoming
Identify trends to determine the effectiveness of the corrective actions and safety
programs and to prevent future incidents.
Identify high-incident-rate locations, or departments and problem areas so extra effort
can be made in those areas.
Collect the required information to submit property and liability claims to the Bureau
of Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM).
Incidents Involving Employees
The employee directly involved with the incident should complete the Incident Report.
The employee's Supervisor shall complete the Supervisor's Incident Report, with the
input from the involved employee and collect a Witness Statement from all involved
The reports, including witness statements and pictures, should be submitted to the
Office of Safety and Risk Management via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 814-732-2228, or submitted in person. The preferred method is via email.