Workers Compensation & Campus Accident/Incident/Hazard

EMPLOYEES: Faculty, Staff, & Student Workers OR Students Injured During Clinicals

Dixie State University provides workers compensation insurance through Workers Compensation Fund of Utah Every employee is eligible to receive worker’s compensation for an injury sustained while on the job (DSU Policy 345).

All employees are covered by State Industrial Insurance. This provides for hospital costs, physician’s fees and weekly benefit payments while absent from work due to injury incurred while at work. The entire cost is borne by Dixie State University.

ACCIDENT PROCEDURES

Report immediately to the employee’s supervisor.

    • DSU Police should be contacted if needed: For Emergencies: Call 911; Non-Emergency Dispatch: (435) 627.4300
    • Security – Lost & Found, Lock-outs, Jumpstarts, etc., call (435) 236.4000

Assess if treatment is necessary.

  • If routine medical treatment is needed during normal work hours the employee must go to: IHC WorkMed
    • 385 North 3050 East in St. George (just past Costco)
      Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
  • If routine medical treatment is needed either before or after WordMed hours, the employee must go to: River Road InstaCare
    • 577 River Road In St. George (Near St. George Regional Medical Center)
      Sunday – Saturday, 8am – 8pm
  • Employees should simply inform the WorkMed or the InstaCare staff that they are an employee at DSU and injured while at work. No other paperwork is necessary.

Complete a Workers Compensation Claim form

  • All Faculty, Staff, and Student Workers must complete a claim form and notify the DSU HR Office within 24 hours of the injury.

Please be aware that the Emergency Room should only be used if the injury is life-threatening OR the injury occurred outside of WorkMed and InstaCare office hours. Workers Compensation may deny the claim or the employee may be liable for part of the initial treatment costs, if protocol is not followed.

LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES

Call 911 immediately if the injuries are life threatening.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Michelle Cabana at 435-652-7523 or cabana@dixie.edu

NOTIFICATION OF AN ON CAMPUS ACCIDENT/INCIDENT FOR STUDENTS, VISITORS, VENDORS/CONTRACTORS (NON-EMPLOYEES)

Any risky, unsafe act or condition, lack of organization preparedness or training, management deficiencies or policy infractions that potentially or does result in injury, property damaged, and/or harm to the University or its stakeholder need to be reported and documented using this Incident/Injury Report as soon as possible. Fill out all blocks. Be as specific and detailed including drawings, photos, additional narratives or any other pertinent information.

Students, Visitors, and Vendors/Contractors please complete an Injury Report (Students/Visitors) if there was an incident/injured on campus.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Don Christensen [Fire and Life Safety Officer] at 435-652-7722 or Josh Thayn [Director Event Service & Risk Management] at 435-652-7855.

Contact

Office of Human Resources

Email: hr@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7520

Fax: 435-656-4001

Office: North Burns
225 S. University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770

MICHELLE CABANA

Human Resources Coordinator

Email: cabana@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7523

Fax: 435-656-4001

Office: Burns North 143

Josh Thayn

Director Event Service & Risk Management

Email: jthayn@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7855

Office: FACMAN 148

DON CHRISTENSEN

Fire & Life Safety Officer

Email: Don.Christensen@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7722

Office: FACMAN 150