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 a safety concern. All you need to do is click the button above to fill out and submit a Safety Gram and a member of the Committee will contact you as part of our follow-up. All EOU employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance in the course of their employment at EOU. Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that medical costs and any wages lost are taken care of in the event of a work related injury or illness. When an injury, illness or “near-miss” safety related incident occurs in the course of employment, all EOU employees are required to immediately notify their supervisor. Reporting is required for all injuries and illnesses regardless of severity or whether or not medical treatment is sought. All injury and illness incidents are required to be investigated and an incident investigation form completed by the employee’s supervisor and received by the Human Resources Department within 48 hours of the incident. The investigation form can be accessed here: https://www.eou.edu/hr/saif/ If the injury or illness requires treatment by a medical provider, a Workers’ Compensation Notice of Claim Form 801 must be completed by the employee immediately after visiting a medical provider whenever physically possible. The Notice of Claim 801 form can be accessed from the Human Resource Page here: https://www.eou.edu/hr/saif/ For more information please contact Human Resources at 541-962-3548.