Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms Policies and Procedures Revisions

SPPM Revision Memorandum

DATE: January 3, 2008
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Safety Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Seventy-Two


This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

Reporting Accidental Injuries and Work-Related Illnesses S25.20

This revision updates the offices to be contacted to report major accidents, the procedures for investigation and reporting of work-related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and nonemployee injuries. Upon publication of this revision, the Incident Report form will be published as an online form from the HRS website, rather than as a PDF form from the online SPPM.

The name of this section is changed from Reporting Accidental Injuries, Occupational Illnesses, and Workplace Violence.

Investigating Accidents S25.25

This revision adds information and responsibilities regarding offices that investigate major accidents. Such offices are responsible for ensuring that investigators are trained and that investigations are documented, in accordance with the University’s Internal Investigations Training and Policy, EP26.

Responsibilities and procedures for investigating work-related accidents are clarified.

Prevention of Hantavirus Exposure S70.22

This housekeeping change moves responsibility for pickup and disposal of bagged dead rodents from Materials and Resources Management to the Facilities Operations Waste Management section, with accompanying contact telephone number changes.