Reporting Procedures

The College of the Environment, as an employer, is committed to educating and emphasizing the importance of workplace safety to its faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. It is our objective to properly manage any incidents that occur so as to minimize injury and other forms of loss. On this page, you will find information outlining reporting procedures for accidents, incidents and near misses.  Each and every individual must become familiar with the process, follow and enforce the procedures, and become an active participant in workplace safety.  We look forward to your cooperation and participation.

Reporting an Accident, Incident, or Near Miss

University faculty, staff, and students should report all work-related injuries and illnesses or near miss incidents to their supervisor, as soon as possible, by submission on the UW’s Online Accident Reporting System (OARS).  Any student, staff, or faculty member with a UW NetID can file an accident/incident report.  The Environmental Health & Safety website lists a PowerPoint presentation with OARS step-by-step instructions and a training site for new users.

Additional Resources

University of Washington Environmental Health & Safety
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Guide to Workplace Safety and Health in Washington State