For Supervisors and Managers

If a colleague or a direct report are injured at work immediate medical care is vital.

If the Injury or Illness is an Emergency

  • Call 911.
  • Then call the BU Occupational Health Center (BUOHC) at 617-353-6630 or send an email to injury@bu.edu to report the injury and the hospital where the injured employee is being treated. If the injury is research-related, you must call BU’s Research Occupational Health Program at 617-414-7647.
  • If a hazardous condition exists, contact the Control Desk at Facilities Management & Planning at 617-353-2105 and/or Environmental Health & Safety at 617-353-4094.
  • The injured employee must schedule an appointment with the BU Occupational Health Center within 24 hours after being discharged.
  • As the employee’s supervisor, you must report the incident by completing the Occupational Injury/Illness Report Form within 24 hours of the incident. Contact BUOHC for assistance with this process.

ATTENTION: Employees requiring Urgent, After Hours  or Emergency evaluation 

Employees requiring Urgent or After Hours care should use the Initial Assessment/Treatment Claim Form to ensure all associated charges, related to this care, are directed to the responsible Workers Compensation insurer.
Please print the form, complete the employee section, copy and present the original at Emergency Department or Urgent Care Facility.

Examples of Emergencies
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Chest Pains
  • Seizures
  • Any injury where the employee requests an ambulance
  • Any injury where you or the employee are unsure if emergency care is needed

    Non-Emergency Illness or Injury

    • Call the BU Occupational Health Center at 617-353-6630 or send an email to injury@bu.edu
    • The injured employee must be evaluated at the Occupational Health Center at 930 Commonwealth Avenue during regular hours of operation.
    • All research-related injuries must be reported to Research Occupational Health Program at 617-414-7647.
    • As the employee’s supervisor, report the incident by completing the Occupational Injury/Illness Report Form within 24 hours of the incident. Contact BUOHC for assistance with this process.
    • Secure the incident scene.
    • If a hazardous condition exists, contact the Control Desk at Facilities Management & Planning at 617-353-2105 and/or Environmental Health & Safety at 617-353-4094.
    • If the injured employee receives medical care outside the University, he or she must schedule an appointment with the Occupational Health Center before returning to work.
    • The Nurse Case Manager from BUOHC will have ongoing communication with you.
    • BUOHC will file a claim with CCMSI, the third party administration of Workers’ Compensation.
    Examples of Non-Emergencies
    • Sprains/Strains
    • Contusions/Bruises
    • Minor Cuts and Scrapes
    • Skin Rashes
    • Injuries requiring Basic First Aid
    A Summary of the Process