Safety Corner

Options for On the Job Injuries

The Facilities and Auxiliary Services Safety Committee meets once a month to review recent accidents and discuss how to prevent them from reoccurring.

According to Mark Mankin, when an accident does happen, the Committee will analyze an Accident Investigation Form, which is meant to answer “the who, what, when, where and why’s of the accident.”

The Safety Committee wants people to know that in the case of injury on the job, there are several options for treatment available to employees.

Occupational Health & Wellness Centers
Across from the Christiana Hospital on Route 4, Occupational Health & Wellness is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays and Holidays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The staff prefers that a supervisor call to let them know someone is on the way.

Occupational Health & Wellness is also affiliated with the Medical Care unit in the Glasgow Medical site near People’s Plaza on South 896. The Glasgow site shares the same hours as the Christiana site.

Nurse Managed Health Center
Located on the first floor of McDowell Hall, this is a new and more convenient choice for those on the Newark campus.

The Nurse Managed Health Center is staffed by nurse practitioners and a staff position, who will give the same high standard of care found in other health facilities. The Center is open from 8 a.m – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to Noon on Fridays.

Call 831-3195 to make an appointment. All standard health insurance plans are accepted.

Personal Physician
The final option the University policy permits for on the job injuries is a worker being seen by his or her personal health care provider or family physician.

In any case of injury, it is the responsibility of an employee’s immediate supervisor to file a First Report of Injury form to document what happened, which will go to Juanita Crook in Labor Relations. Copies of the form will be given to Mark Mankin, Safety Chair, and the appropriate assistant director.

As always, Mankin says, employees need to be aware of safety hazards on the job and do their best to stay safe—especially during the busy summer season.