Workplace Illness, Injuries, & Accidents
Employee Injuries and Illnesses
If a worker gets injured while on the job they are encouraged to seek medical attention, if necessary. When the injury is of a serious nature, this can be done by calling UM-Dearborn Public Safety at 313-593-5333 from a mobile phone, or 911 from a campus phone. UM-Dearborn Public Safety will administer first aid and request for an ambulance to send the employee to local ER, if the injury warrants such a response.
If the injury is not serious (mild sprained ankle, etc.), the employee should contact their supervisor, and follow the injury reporting process, below. If the cause of the injury is a safety issue that others may injure themselves similarly (i.e., broken concrete, ice on sidewalk, missing/ loose handrail in stairwell), UM-Dearborn Public Safety should be notified to write up an incident report. The report will initiate corrective actions by generating a Facilities Operations work order. EHS will become involved when notified of the unsafe condition by the police.
If non-emergency medical treatment is needed, the employee is to go to Concentra Medical Center, 17500 Federal Drive, Ste. 750, Allen Park, MI (313-982-1376). This is the assigned clinic for all work-related injuries for the University of Michigan-Dearborn and it provides medical services from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. For after hours non-emergency medical treatment, please go to Concentra Medical Center, 11700 Metro Airport Center Drive, Ste. 104, Romulus, MI (734-955-7000). This is a 24 hour, 7 days a week clinic.
Your supervisor will need to complete a Concentra Authorization for Examination or Treatment Form for you to be treated. Take this completed form with you. If you go to the clinic without a form, the clerk will need to call your supervisor for a verbal authorization and a form will need to be faxed or scanned/ emailed to the clinic for treatment to be approved.
If treatment for your injury cannot wait, please go to Henry Ford Fairlane ER if you require immediate care. UM-Dearborn Public Safety will assist by contacting EMS to transport you to the ER. Paperwork can be completed after you are treated in this instance.
Injury reporting process:
When able, the employee needs to notify their direct supervisor of their injury. The supervisor will fill out a Risk Management (Work Connections) Claims Submission Form
Click on "Start a Claim"
- The first question on the form says: "What type of incident are you reporting?"
- The drop menu will have an option of "Employee Injury or Illness", use this option.
- The supervisor will complete the report (click the "submit" button), with the help of the employee.
- The completed report goes directly to Risk Management in AA. The supervisor will receive a copy of the report by automatic email.
- The supervisor will then forward a copy of the report to UM-Dearborn HR (Kelly Schester, email@example.com ) and EHS (firstname.lastname@example.org) for local record keeping purposes.
For Incidents Involving Non-Employees:
How to Report Incidents Involving Workplace Illness and Injuries/Accidents
and Receive Authorization for Treatment for Non-Employees:
Contact the Public Safety office from any University telephone at x 3-5333 or x 911. Also from any non-University telephone at 313-593-5333 or 911. An Injury Report for Non-Employees form should be completed. These forms are available in the offices of Public Safety and Human Resources Office in the Administration Building. The original should be sent to:
4901 Evergreen Rd., 1020 Administration Building
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
Work Connections - The Work Connections team will assist you when you experience an injury or illness, either work related or non-work related. Their assistance continues through your recovery and safe return to work.
FMLA- Family and Medical Leave Act - Learn more about FMLA.
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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