Last Updated: 02/28/2018
The health and welfare of our employees is a top priority for Cal Maritime. When one of our employees experiences a work-related injury or illness, we are committed to assisting employees to return to work as soon as possible. Prompt Reporting and Treatment provides the initial attention to a person suffering an injury or illness. We have a Return-to-Work program that is designed to help return injured employees back to productive work quickly and aid in the healing process.
It is not about blame. It's about finding a gap in the system and improving it.
As a means of a continuous improvement strategy, all incidents, regardless of magnitude, are to be immediately reported to Department leadership as well as the Department of Safety and Risk Management. An incident is defined as any unsafe behavior or condition, any property damage, any spill to the environment, a self-treated first aid, a self-transported medical treatment or serious event requiring emergency services.
- Anytime a safety incident occurs, Prompt Reporting is CRITICAL to:
- Ensure any/all injured persons are cared for properly.
- Identify the system failure and improve components. (Process management and training elements)
- Lessons Learned: Prevent similar events from reoccurring.
- Satisfy all compliance recordkeeping
Incident Management Reporting Systems
- Capture sufficient data for statistical analysis, correlation studies, trending, and performance measurement (improvement over baseline).
- Provide convenient opportunity for "employee participation," a basic component of a successful safety management system.
- Create an open culture whereby everyone shares and contributes in a responsible manner to their own safety and that of their fellow workers.
- Can be considered to be a leading indicator of performance used in balance with other leading and lagging measures of performance
Levels of Magnitude
- Class L (Low) Non serious, no injury/illness minor first aid
- Class M (Medium) non serious, injury illness treated with first aid kit, minor strain or sprain that can be managed by home treatment, or minor damage less than $1,000
- Class H (High) any OSHA defined recordable injury/illness, damage $1,000-$35,000
- Class I (Immediate) any emergency transport, damage greater than $35,000
In the Event of an Injury
In the event of an injury on campus contact the Department of Safety & Risk Management should be contacted and the online incident report completed as soon as possible.
Student Injury or Illness
- If the injury or illness is life threatening or requires immediate medical attention, call 911. If there is any question as to the severity of the injury or illness, call the Campus Police Department immediately dial 911. Examples of injuries or illnesses that might require immediate medical attention include, but are not limited to, back or neck injury, unconsciousness, seizures.
- For injury or illness that requires medical treatment off-campus, the student's own medical insurance is primary and should be used to secure medical care. If the injury or illness is minor in nature and only requires first aid treatment (minor cuts, abrasions, splinters), the student should be referred to the Student Health Center.
Employee Injury or Illness (including volunteer employees and student employees)
- If the injury or illness is life threatening or requires immediate medical attention, call 911. Examples of injuries or illnesses that might require immediate medical attention include, but are not limited to, back or neck injury, unconsciousness, seizures.
- If the injury or illness is minor in nature and only requires first aid treatment beyond that of the individuals ability to self treat with one of the desiganted first aid kits(minor cuts, abrasions, splinters), refer the employee to the Student Health Services Center (SHS) for treatment if necessary.
- If the injury or illness is non-life threatening and requires medical attention at one of the designated treating facilities, employees should contact Human Resources for asssitance and complete the additional forms associated with workers compensation. For further information please refer to Employees' Guide to Workers' Compensation.
For vehicle accidents while on state business, first, determine whether anyone needs medical attention and seek appropriate assistance immediately. DGS guidelines for vehicle accidents are as follows:
- At the accident scene, do not admit fault or make any promises that the state will pay for any damages. Using the DGS Std 269 card that should be in your glove compartment, write down as much information as you can. Tear off the perforated part and give it to the other driver so he/she will know who you are and how to contact us. Claims for accidents involving Enterprise Rental vehicles under state contract will be handled directly by Enterprise Rental Car.
- If there were injuries to non-state parties, or if the other party suffered significant property damage, report the accident to the Office of Risk and Insurance Management (ORIM) by telephone at (916) 376-5302. Complete the DGS Std 270 Form as soon as possible and submit the completed form to Risk Management.
- If an accident involves a personally owned vehicle used for University business, the accident should be reported to the vehicle owner's insurance company. The insurance on the personally owned vehicle is primary. A DGS Std 270 still needs to be completed and submitted to Risk Management as soon as possible.
California Law requires traffic accidents on a California street/highway or private property to be reported to the DMV via an SR-1 filing within 10 days if there was an injury, death or property damage to any one person's property in excess of $1000.00. The law requires the driver to file this SR-1 Form with DMV regardless of fault.
For questions during business hours call Risk Management at 707-654-1076, other times call the Police Department at 707-654-1176.