Accident or Injury at Work
Amended date: 12/01/2018
The University complies with Occupational Safety guidelines under the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board’s regulation. Any illness or injury should be reported as soon as possible after the event occurs, as outlined below.
You must immediately report any accident or injury occurring while working. An Employers First Report of Injury Report form must be completed immediately so that the University may take appropriate action. The form must be signed by your supervisor and sent to the Office of Insurance and Risk Management on the Medford/Somerville campus. This report must be forwarded to the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Board within forty-eight (48) hours of the incident. Timely reporting is essential as failure to report an accident or injury in a timely fashion may result in a fine to the University and may affect the employee’s ability to prove the nature of the injury.
This policy applies to all staff, temporary staff, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, independent contractors, affiliates or any other members of the Tufts community, including those hired contractually or who work under faculty or postdoctoral scholar handbooks, or who are otherwise covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Related Links and Resources:
Risk Management/Workers Compensation webpage: https://access.tufts.edu/workers-compensation-program
Postdoctoral Scholars’ Handbook: https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/policies-forms-guides/postdoctoral-scholars-handbook
This Accident or Injury at Work policy is part of the HR Employee Policies and Procedures that can be found here.
Disclaimer: Changes to this policy and the handbook in which it is maintained may be made at any time, at the sole discretion of the University and is not a contract. Employment by the University is at will and either the employee or the University may end the employment relationship at any time.
Provided by Human Resources