Employees are required to report all injuries, illnesses and/or near-misses to their immediate supervisor, regardless of severity.
Seattle Central College utilizes the Incident Report Form for all reporting. When an occurrence happens, on the main Broadway campus, at the Health Education Center, Seattle Maritime Academy, Wood Technology Center or Seattle Vocational Institute, a form must be filled out within 24 hours or submitted the next business day.
Seattle Central College recognizes the following definitions for use in incident reporting:
- Major Injury: An injury sustained that results in a fatality, in–patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye(s).
- Minor Injury: An injury sustained that requires emergency medical treatment that could include, but is not limited to, a bone break or fracture, burn or laceration; or an injury that required a visit to an employee's personal doctor or an outpatient clinic.
- Work–Related Illness: Includes both acute and chronic illness due to a chemical or environmental exposure at work that could include, but is not limited to, skin disease, respiratory disorder or poisoning.
- Near–Miss: An incident that could have resulted in an injury; or resulted in injury that either did not need medical treatment or could be self–treated with the contents of a workplace first–aid kit.
- Workplace Hazard: Any condition or process identified by an individual that has either immediate or future potential to cause a workplace injury, illness or near–miss.
The supervisory person at the time and location of the occurrence is responsible for making certain the form is completed accurately and objectively by the reporting party. Include names of witnesses and pictures, as appropriate.
All completed forms must be submitted to the Public Safety Office in room BE1108. The office can be contacted at 206.934.5442 for assistance in completing the form. An Incident Investigation Report will be completed for each employee incident by either a Public Safety official, the Environmental Health and Safety Manager, or designee, as appropriate.
Employees can, and are encouraged to, report hazards to their immediate supervisor, to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager, the Public Safety office, or a Safety Committee representative.
Hazards may be submitted in writing (via the incident report form) or orally. All oral reports will be documented with an incident form by the recipient of the information. The recipient of the report will review, validate, and take corrective action on confirmed hazards. The originator will be notified of any action planned or implemented to abate the hazard(s). Corrective actions will be recorded on the incident report form and included with the Safety Committee's meeting minutes.
At the time of reporting, employees may indicate if they would like to remain anonymous. Individuals should be aware that updates will not be reported directly to anonymous sources to preserve their privacy.