Preventing Injury

While there are many ways the WWU Claims Manager can help following an on-the-job injury or illness our goal at EHS is to prevent these from happening. Achieving this goal not only avoids injury and illness but simply helps people feel better while working and at the end of the day.

EHS offers the University community a wide range of services and information to help prevent loss and injury. Please click on the following for additional information. Use your browsers back button or icon to return to this page.

Communication of Safety Concerns

An important part of EHS efforts to prevent work-related injury and illness is our awareness of unsafe situations, near miss incidents, and minor injuries which don’t require workers’ compensation involvement. Your help is needed in this effort. Please be aware of the following.

Incident/Potential Hazard Report

Call us at (360) 650-3064 or complete the Incident/Potential Hazard form when you witness an unsafe incident or near miss, or when you notice a potentially hazardous situation related to your work. Send the completed form to EHS at MS 9070. This helps us address the concern before it can cause injury.

Accidental Injury/Occupational Illness Report

This is the University’s internal accident report. It is important to complete this report immediately after suffering a work-related injury or illness no matter how minor. Addressing the causes of minor injuries or illnesses helps EHS work to keep them from becoming more frequent or serious. Click on the WWU Accidental Injury/Occupational Illness Report for both printable format (pdf) and University web entry versions of this form.

EHS is always looking for ways to better serve the safety needs of the University. If you have safety concerns or would like to request additional information please contact us at (360) 650-3064 or at ehs@wwu.edu. Working together we can do a better job of protecting you and your coworkers.

Page Updated 12.17.2013