Emergency Notification and Incident Reporting

Emergency

  1. Notify the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (213) 740-4321 or (323) 442-1000. For a non-emergency, dial (213) 740-6000.
  2. Notify EH&S immediately at (323) 442-2200 or injuryprevention@usc.edu to report the injury/incident.
  3. Notify the supervisor.

 

Non-Life-Threatening Workplace Injury or Illness

Faculty, Staff, or Volunteers

USC Students

  1. Notify your supervisor, Principal Investigator (PI), or instructor within 24 hours.
  2. Call Broadspire at (800) 495-2315. A nurse will triage and help you locate an approved medical facility for treatment.
  3. Complete a Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC1) and provide to the medical facility on your first appointment.
  4. Ensure your supervisor completes a Manager’s Report of Incident Form.
  1. Contact USC Student Health:
    • (213) 740-9355 UPC
    • (323) 442-5631 HSC
  2. Speak to an appointment representative and follow instructions.

NOTE: If calling after business hours, students will be transferred to an on-call physician or nurse.

 

Incident Reporting

Cal-OSHA regulations require that employers must immediately report any work-related death or serious injury or illness. Immediate means as soon as practically possible but not longer than 8 hours after the employer knows or with diligent inquiry would have known of the death or serious injury or illness. EH&S personnel will make notifications to the Cal-OSHA District office as required. Cal-OSHA defines a “serious injury or illness” {T8 CCR 330(h)} if the employee:

  • Requires hospitalization for a period in excess of 24 hours for other than medical observation; OR
  • Suffers a loss of any member of the body; OR
  • Suffers any serious degree of permanent disfigurement.

 

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