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8442 Policy_Reporting Accidents

The Board of Education directs that all reasonable efforts be made to ensure a safe learning and working
environment for the students and employees of this District. To that end and so that legitimate employee claims for
worker's compensation be expedited, the Board requires that accidents be reported and evaluated. Any accident
that results in an injury, however slight, to a student, an employee of the Board, or a visitor to the schools must be
reported promptly and in writing to the District Business Office. Injured persons shall be referred immediately to the
school nurse or appropriate personnel for such medical attention as may be needed.
The injured employee, visitor, or the staff member responsible for an injured student shall complete a form that
includes the date, time, and place of the incident; the names of persons involved; the nature of the injury to the
extent that it is known; and a description of all relevant circumstances.
Any employee of the Board who suffers a job-related injury must report the injury and its circumstances to the
principal or job supervisor, as appropriate, as soon as possible following the occurrence of the injury. The failure of
an employee to comply with this mandate may result in disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policy or
contractual standards.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:09 PM