It is the policy of Eastern Oregon University Safety Committee to assist in protection, safety and health of Eastern’s employees and students. Injuries and property loss from accidents are needless, costly and preventable. The purpose of the safety committee is to bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial and cooperative effort to promote safety and health at EOU. The Safety Committee assists the University community and makes recommendations for change to help achieve that purpose.
Please notify the EOU Safety Committee if you have any safety concern. All you need to do is submit a Safety Gram and a member of the Committee will contact you as part of our follow-up.
All EOU employees, faculty, staff and students, are covered by workman’s compensation insurance if they are hurt or contract a work-related illness in the course of their employment at EOU.
If you, or one of your employees, are hurt in the course of your work at EOU notify your supervisor immediately. It is important to notify your supervisor even if the injury appears to be minor and does not require a doctor’s care. If the injury does not require treatment by a doctor, an accident form is filled out. If the injury requires treatment by a physician, a Workers’ Compensation Claim Form 801 must be completed. Building managers, supervisors, Safety/Security, and Human Resources have claim forms and instructions on the steps necessary to submit a claim form 801. All SAIF Forms can be accessed from the Human Resource Page or from the SAIF Form section on this site.
It is critical that a claim form be filled out as soon as possible after an injury occurs that requires medical treatment. Failure to initiate the claim form 801 in a timely manner may result in denial of benefits. Failure to provide clear and complete information on the claim form may result in a delay of benefits or cause incorrect benefits to be paid.
For more information contact Human Resources at 962-3033.