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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

Keywords:High-Risk,Incident,Reporting,Injury,Incident,Vehicle-Accident,Non-Employee,Employee,Near-Miss,Property-Loss,   Doc ID:95844
Owner:Nathaniel S.Group:Extension Employee Handbook
Created:2019-11-14 17:12 CSTUpdated:2020-05-05 12:06 CST
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