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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.
Note: There is some grey area within these examples that will require an employee to use professional judgement. When in doubt, treat an incident as "high risk."
Framework for Extension Injury/Incident Response & Reporting is based on University of Washington's Incident Response and Reporting