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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDUM
 

Summary: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDUM
SECTION: General Administration NUMBER: 01.C.03
AREA: Risk Management
SUBJECT: Reporting Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
February 9, 1999; Revised August 31, 2007 Page 1 of 2
1. PURPOSE
A basic concern of the System as an employer is to prevent injuries to its employees.
Successful accident prevention may eliminate preventable suffering and results in
reductions in the cost of the Workers' Compensation program.
2. POLICY STATEMENT
The University of Houston System is committed to maintaining a safe working
environment that is free of hazardous conditions for all employees. However, when
accidents occur, it is critical that employees suffering from a work-related injury or
illness receive proper medical attention and benefits. Proper documentation must be
completed and forwarded to the State Office of Risk Management so that compensation
may be paid should the employee be temporarily or permanently disabled or benefits paid
in case of death. Toward this end, the UH System shall develop and maintain a policy,
and each component will establish procedures for the timely and thorough documentation
of all employee work-related injuries and illnesses. The failure of an employee or

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology