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Risk Management - Injury & Incident Reporting - What are High-Risk Incidents?

A high-risk incident poses a serious risk to an Extension Volunteer(s), Extension Program Participant(s), or third party and requires submitting a report to Risk Management.

Examples of High-Risk Incidents

  • Injury of employee, volunteer, participant, or third party that requires professional medical attention.
  • A threat of serious harm to self or others.
  • Anything requiring intervention by police (e.g. missing child, safety concerns).
  • Hazardous materials exposure or spills.
  • Termination or withdrawal of a volunteer, participant, or third party with potential intersections with civil rights, e.g. concerns regarding discrimination.
  • Critical staff errors, such as incorrect administration of medication, or an injury caused by a staff person.
  • Concerns for possible claims of negligence or liability. 
  • Vehicle accidents with personally-owned or rental vehicles on official UW business.

Report a High-Risk Injury/Incident

An important responsibility of any Extension employee who engages in Extension Programs, Events, or Activities is to protect volunteers, participants, and third parties from harm. In the event of an accident, injury, or other incident, it is important to respond in a proactive manner and to report within 24-48 hours, depending on the urgency of the situation and the need for immediate intervention. 

Risk Management - Injury & Incident Reporting - Injuries & Incidents

Mandatory Reporting

Reporting child abuse or neglect has a separate workflow

Compliance - Mandatory Reporting - How to Report Child Abuse & Neglect

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KeywordsHigh-Risk,Incident,Reporting,Injury,Incident,Vehicle-Accident,Non-Employee,Employee,Near-Miss,Property-Loss,   Doc ID95844
OwnerNathaniel S.GroupExtension Handbook
Created2019-11-14 17:12:06Updated2021-12-21 15:27:25
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