Cornell University aims to maintain a safe and healthy environment by correcting situations that caused or could likely cause injury.
When an incident occurs, it is important to report the occurrence so actions such as an investigation can be taken to make sure that a similar or more serious incident does not happen again.
Injury and Illness Reporting Page:
Cornell University employees must complete an Injury / Illness / Exposure Report Form as soon as possible and ideally within 24 hours of a work related injury or illness.
The on-line reporting system also allows students and guests to report injuries, illnesses, or potential exposures occurred at the University.
This system does not contact emergency services - please call 607-255-1111 for emergencies.
Why is reporting necessary?:
Incident reporting is necessary for several reasons:
Reporting enables the correction of the situation and helps prevent similar future occurrences.
If an incident results in long term leave or lost time and you wish to claim compensation, the proper documentation is required in order to receive approval.
When should I report incidents?:
It is extremely important to report incidents as soon as possible, no matter how minor it may be.
Even if the injury is minor or if there is no initial injury and you feel it is not worth reporting, the incident must be documented.
The reason for this is that minor injuries can worsen over time and become more of an issue, or an ergonomic injury can become apparent several days or months after the initial cause. Furthermore, reporting an incident right away will allow for corrective action to be taken sooner, possibly preventing others from becoming injured, and ensure the details are accurate as the event will still be fresh in your mind.