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This page is intended for individuals who are involved in a university-related accident or injury

Online Accident Report Form

Central Washington University places a high priority on the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and visitors. We work together to establish and maintain a healthy and safe environment for all sanctioned activities and to comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding safety and health of students, faculty, staff, volunteers and visitors.  Accidents happen, however.

All accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses are to be reported immediately, or as soon as possible, to a university official.  Accident reports are not used to assign fault, but to fulfill Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) reporting requirements, to help mitigate hazards, and to enhance the health and safety of our entire university community.

For Employees:

If you are an employee who has suffered a work-related injury or been in an accident on the job, please contact your supervisor immediately to report the situation.  You and your supervisor are expected to complete the Online Accident Report and submit to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) by the end of the work shift in which the injury or accident occurs.  If the employee is unable to complete the report in that time frame, the supervisor should complete both sections on behalf of the injured employee and submit to EH&S.

It is a regulatory requirement that serious accidents to employees (those resulting in which an employee is admitted as an inpatient at the hospital, for example) must be reported to L&I within eight hours.

For Visitors and Students:

Please complete and submit the Online Accident Report as soon as is possible after an accident. EH&S staff will distribute information appropriately and may contact you to discuss details of the incident. 

Should a serious accident occur during normal working hours or after hours/weekends, please dial 911 immediately.

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