5 - Health Incident Policy


Work-Related Incidents:

  1. It is the responsibility of the employee/student to report a work-related injury to the immediate supervisor as soon as possible (no later than 5 days) after occurrence. Accident reports will be filed for any job-related injury even though the incident may seem minor or trivial at the time. An accident report will be initiated but should not delay the accomplishment of medical intervention as warranted. Employee and supervisor will complete the designated portions, and sign and date the reports. All completed forms will be forwarded to the UM Worker’s Compensation Office. A copy of all completed forms will be forwarded to Student/Employee Health Service. Forms can be found here.
  2. On request from the employee/student or when considered warranted by the supervisor, persons with non-emergency injuries will be seen in Student/Employee Health Service, between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Referral, if appropriate, will be the responsibility of Student/Employee Health Service.
  3. Between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 am, Monday through Friday, and on Weekends and holidays, the employee will go to Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi or another appropriate source. Student/Employee Health Service will be notified by the employee/supervisor on the next working day.
  4. In the event of a serious or life-threatening injury, supervisors or co-workers will see that the employee is transported to the nearest emergency care facility or will call an ambulance for transportation. Emergency room personnel should be notified that the injured person is a UM employee and that the injury is job-related.
  5. Employees who have been absent from work due to a job-related injury or incident must provide a Student/Employee Health Service Physician’s statement upon return to work.

Non-Work-Related Incidents:

Employees who become ill or injured while at work from non-work related causes will contact their own physicians and make their own arrangements for care. Any costs and sick leave needed/associated with the incident will be the responsibility of the employee.

Visitors, Volunteers, and Invitees Incidents:

  1. If, while on the animal facilities premises, a visitor, volunteer, or invitee (the latter is defined as any person on the premises performing a function at the request of the institution), is involved in an incident which requires medical assistance, the same response plan will be followed as indicated in section V.b.
  2. Bills for treatment of injury or illnesses for visitors, volunteers, or invitees will be sent directly to them.