Environmental Health & Safety Manual (EHS)

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Effective: 3/1/2007

Revised:7/1/2007

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EHS 115: Incident Reporting and Investigation

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Purpose

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To require reporting of incidents, including accidents leading to employee injury or property loss

To follow up investigation to determine potential root causes of an unwanted incident and implement corrective action to prevent recurrence

To learn from any accident that occurs to ASU employees and implement preventive measures to prevent recurrence and to comply with applicable federal, state and local regulations

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Sources

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29 Code of Federal Regulations §§ 1910, 1926
Arizona State University Laboratory Chemical Safety Compliance Guidelines
Arizona State University Chemical Hygiene Plan

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Applicability

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This policy applies to all ASU employees, including faculty and staff, and to all work activities associated with employment at ASU.

For the purposes of this procedure an incident is defined as occurrence or event that interrupts normal procedures or precipitates a crisis resulting in any of the following:

  1. injury or illness to ASU employees, students, and visitors
  2. events that were likely to cause potential injury or illness to an ASU employee, student, or visitor (near miss)

    and

  3. damage to ASU property in excess of $500.

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Policy

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All incidents resulting in an injury to an ASU employee, student, or visitor, or damage to ASU property in excess of $500 must be reported to EH&S. Each department manager will ensure that each incident is reported to EH&S. The results of any investigation and status of corrective action associated with the incident must be forwarded to EH&S for review and potential follow up.

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Procedure

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All incidents are to be reported to EH&S using the Web or by calling the EH&S main phone number at 480/965–1823.

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Cross-References

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For more information, see:

  1. EHS 403, “Chemical Release Emergency Response”
  2. the Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual:
    1. SPP 504–02, “Worker's Compensation”

      and

    2. SPP 801, “Employee Conduct and Work Rules”

    and

  3. the Police Department Policies and Procedures ManualPDP 104–01, “Laboratory Emergencies.”

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