If Injured at Work (Medical Campus)

If you or a colleague is injured at work, immediate medical care is vital.

If the injury is an emergency:

  • Call the Medical Campus Public Safety Department at 617-414-4444. Then call Boston University Occupational Health Center (BUOHC) at 617-353-6630 to report the injury. Please mention whether the injured employee is a researcher or supporting research to BUOHC staff member.
  • Have the injured employee visit the nearest emergency room immediately after the injury, such as Boston Medical Center (BMC) Emergency Department.
  • The supervisor must contact Risk Management at 617-353-3020 to report the accident and complete an Occupational Injury/Illness Form.
  • After the initial treatment in the BMC Emergency Department, the injured employee should follow up with BUOHC at 617-353-6630 within 24 hours after being discharged.

If the injury is not an emergency:

  • The injured employee must be evaluated at Boston University Occupational Health Center during normal hours of operation (M–F, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.). Please call 617-353-6630 to schedule an appointment.
  • If the injury is research-related, the injured employee should evaluated by BU’s Research Occupational Health Program (617-414-7647).
  • Report the accident to the employee’s supervisor.
  • The supervisor must complete an Occupational Injury/Illness Form within 24 hours of the accident and email it to Risk Management at injury@bu.edu.
  • Secure the accident scene.
  • If a hazardous condition exists, the supervisor should contact the Control Center at the Physical Plant and Environmental Health & Safety at 617-638-4144.
  • The accident must be analyzed by Environmental Health & Safety (EHS). You can contact EHS at 617-638-8830.
  • The employee should keep his or her supervisor informed of plans to return to work.
  • If the injured employee receives medical care outside the University, he or she must schedule an appointment with Boston University Occupational Health Center or, if injury is research-related, with Research Occupational Health Program, before returning to work.
  • The employee should keep his or her supervisor informed of plans to return to work.

Medical Campus Contact Information

Boston University Medical Campus Public Safety
710 Albany Street
Phone: 617-414-4444
Email: publichsafetyadmin@bmc.org

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

Occupational Health Center
930 Commonwealth Avenue (entrance on Pleasant Street)
Phone: 617-353-6630
Email: buohc@bu.edu

Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP)
72 E. Concord Street
Evans Building, Room 825
Phone: 617-414-ROHP (7647)
Email: rohp@bu.edu

Risk Management
25 Buick Street, 1st Floor
Phone: 617-353-3020
Email: injury@bu.edu

Human Resources
801 Massachusetts Avenue, Crosstown Center, Suite 400
Phone: 617-353-2380
Email: HR@bu.edu

Environmental Health & Safety
85 East Newton Street, M-470
Phone: 617-638-8830
Email: oehs@bu.edu

Disability Services
19 Deerfield Street
Phone: 617-353-3658
Email: access@bu.edu

Faculty & Staff Assistance Office
270 Bay State Road
Phone: 617-353-5381
Email: fsao@bu.edu

Boston University Police Department
32 Harry Agganis Way
Phone: 617-353-2121
Email: bupolice@bu.edu

Where to Go for Treatment

Emergency

Please go to the nearest emergency room or the employee’s primary care physician.

Non-Emergency

Occupational Health Center
930 Commonwealth Avenue (entrance on Pleasant Street)
Phone: 617-353-6630
Email: buohc@bu.edu
or

Research Occupational Health Program
72 E. Concord Street
Evans Building, Room 825
Phone: 617-414-ROHP (7647)
Email: rohp@bu.edu

Area Hospitals

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

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

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

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