Accident Reporting

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Reporting an accident

Faculty, Staff, Post-Docs, Graduate Students, and Other Employees

For incidents that do not involve an injury, such as a chemical spill or a small fire, only the Departmental Incident Report Form [pdf] needs to be filled out. Or you can use the "Near Miss" form at the bottom of this page.  Please make sure the Departmental Incident Report Form or the Near Miss forms are turned in the Safety Office.

For incidents involving an injury, the Departmental Incident Report form along with the Employee Accident Report form need to be completed.  Please make sure the Departmental Incident Report is turned into the Safety office.  Please submit the Employee Accident report to  accidentreport@osu.edu.

These reports need to be completed as soon as possible but NOT later than 72 hours after the incident.

For a reference poster, download the EHS Accident Reporting Safety Brief.

For Undergraduate Students (Non-Employees)

Only the Departmental Incident Report Form [pdf] needs to be filled out.

"Near Miss" Incident Form

Email the following form: 180228 - Safety incident form.docx. Please return them to the Safety Office.