Emergency procedures: serious Injury or accident

Procedures - responding to injuries and illnesses of students, employees or visitors 

If any situation appears to be a medical emergency, fire or crime emergency, contact University Police at 315-312-5555 or 911 from a campus phone to get help immediately. In the event of an accident involving injury or illness:

  1. If life threatening, seek emergency medical treatment.
  2. Be prepared to give as much information as possible, such as location, nature of injury, cause of injury and any hazards that may be present.
  3. Employees must notify their immediate supervisor as quickly as possible of any on-the-job injury or illness. If it is not an emergency, the supervisor should be notified before the employee seeks medical treatment.

Injury reporting

After the emergency has ended, fill out an Employee Accident Report form which are available from your supervisor and then submit to Human Resources.

Hazard reporting slips, trips and falls 

Spilled liquids and wet floors are one of the major causes of slips, trips and falls. If you spill something, clean it up immediately. If you discover a spill or wet floor and need assistance, please contact Facilities Services at 315-312-3200.

Report all other trip and fall hazards (malfunctioning elevators, holes in the sidewalk, loose carpet, lighting deficiencies etc.) to Facilities Services immediately at 315-312-3200.

Blood, body fluid or infectious exposures

An exposure means a specific eye, mouth, or other mucous membrane, non-intact skin or contact exposure with blood or other potentially infectious materials.

If you are exposed:

  • Immediately WASH area with soap and water or eye wash for 15 minutes as applicable;
  • Notify your supervisor;
  • Obtain medical help;
  • Immediately report to the emergency room
  • An Exposure Incident Form needs to be filled out.
  • Notify Environmental Health and Safety (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. ot 4 p.m.) at 315-312-3150, for a follow up and to make sure the proper form is filled out.