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Accidents and Injuries

It is very important that even minor job-related injuries or illnesses are reported. These statistics help Environmental Health and Safety track trends that may indicate occupational hazards that need evaluation. An Employee Injury Report must be completed by the employee and supervisor for every injury or illness, regardless of whether medical attention is sought. 


Please note that there are additional reporting requirements for those working with hazardous substances, chemicals, and bloodborne pathogens. An Employee Exposure Report and potentially a Sharps Injury Log must also be filled out. 


A completed copy of the Employee Injury Report must be emailed to Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety. If the injury has been determined to be medical by University Health Services, it must also be faxed to Broadspire at 1-800-245-9927.


The OSU Workers' Compensation webpage also provides links to all required forms and information.


Visitors and Students Not Employed by OSU

If a student or visitor is involved in an incident or injured while at OSU, it must be reported to Risk and Property Management.


Near-Miss Reporting

The Near-Miss Reporting System is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive and secure way of reporting near-misses. Near-miss reports help to prevent potential injuries and to improve safety at OSU. Submissions can be made anonymously. Any submitted reports will be reviewed by EHS personnel. As appropriate, near-misses will be investigated to the extent possible with findings and any corrective actions forwarded to appropriate departments. 


Early symptoms of an allergy reaction include nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, red or irritated eyes, and hives. More severe symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, asthma can develop.


Emergency Safety Concerns

Anything seen as an emergency safety issue such as a missing manhole cover, an unguarded excavation hole, or something else that could cause serious injury should be reported as soon as possible. Here is a list of numbers that can be called: 

  • EHS - (405) 744-7241
  • 911 - will call the OSU Police Department if called from a campus phone and the city police if called from a cell phone
  • OSU Police Department - (405) 744-6523
  • Call from a campus Blue Phone


Employee Injury Report

Employee Exposure Report

Sharps Injury Log

Near Miss Report Form


Useful Links

OSU Workers' Compensation

Risk and Property Management


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