If Injured at Work—Medical Campus

It is vital that an employee injured at work immediately receive any necessary medical care. See below for a list of emergency contact information.

If you or a colleague is injured at work, please follow these steps:

  • If the injury is an emergency, call the BUMC  Public Safety Department at 617- 414-4444. Then call the Boston Medical Center’s Occupational & Environmental Medicine Department (BMCOEM) at 617-638-8400 to report the injury and the name of the hospital to which the employee was referred.  If the injured employee is a researcher or supporting research, you must also call BU’s Research Occupational Health Program at 617-414-7647.
  • If Boston Medical Center’s Occupational & Environmental Medicine Department and/or Boston University Occupational Health Center is closed at the time of the injury, go to the closest emergency room or your primary care physician.
  • The employee must schedule an appointment at Boston Medical Center’s Occupational & Environmental Medicine Department within 24 hours if he or she receives initial treatment outside BMCOEM.
  • If the injury is not an emergency, the injured employee must be evaluated at BMCOEM for injuries that occur during the Center’s normal hours of operation (9:30 AM to 4:00 PM).
  • Secure the accident scene.
  • The accident should be analyzed by the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). You can contact Environmental Health & Safety by calling 617-638-8830.
  • Contact the Control Center at the Physical Plant and Environmental Health and Safety office at 617-638-4144 if a hazardous condition exists.
  • BMC Occupational & Environmental Medicine must complete an Accident Report and Analysis form within 24 hours of the accident.
  • The employee should keep his or her supervisor informed of plans to return to work.
  • The supervisor and/or employee should contact Manuel Figueroa at 617-353-3020 to report the accident.

If Injured at Work—Contact Information

University Addresses and Telephone Numbers

BMC Occupational & Environmental Medicine
850 Harrison Avenue,
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 617-638-8400
Fax: 617-638-8406

Risk Management
25 Buick Street, 1st Floor
Phone: 617-353-3020
Fax: 617-353-8028

Human Resources
801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Suite 400
Phone: 617-638-4610
Fax: 617-638-8820

Environmental Health & Safety
85 East Newton Street, M-470
Phone: 617-638-8830
Fax: 617-638-8822

Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street
Phone: 617-353-3658
Fax: 617-353-5891

Faculty & Staff Assistance Program
270 Bay State Road
Phone: 617-353-5381
Fax: 617-353-7970

Boston University Police
32 Harry Agganis Way
Phone: 617-353-2121

Where to Go for Treatment

Non-Emergency

BMC Occupational & Environmental Medicine
850 Harrison Avenue
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
Phone: 617-638-8400
Fax: 617-638-8406
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m., M–F

Emergency

In case of emergency or if the accident occurs when the center is closed, or if in doubt, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call BUMC  Public Safety Department at 617-414-4413

Area Hospitals

Boston Medical Center
Menino Pavilion
Emergency Department
751 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-414-4075

Beth Israel Hospital
West Campus
Emergency Department
One Deaconess Road, W/CC-2
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-754-2323

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Neville House
Emergency Department
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-732-5640

St. Elizabeth Hospital
William F. Connell
Emergency Department
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
Phone: 617-789-2666