Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy

October 30, 2020

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy establishes standards and procedures for the administration of the Workers’ Compensation program as well as establishes preventative measures for work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses.

This policy updates the University’s previous Workers’ Compensation Policy.

Overview of the Policy Changes:

• The revised policy defines the various elements of the Workers’ Compensation program.

• Revisions include updated responsibilities for each party and the addition of defined responsibilities for Environmental Health & Safety, Human Resources, and the Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator.

• The revised policy designates Human Resources as the Return to Work Coordinator.

• The policy further clarifies reporting procedures for both employees and supervisors and emphasizes the requirement of the employee to immediately report a work-related accident, injury, or illness.

• The policy establishes Return to Work procedures and modified duty for occupational injuries and illnesses.

• The policy updates the point of contact for coordination of income benefits from Payroll to Human Resources.

• The contact information for the administration of the Workers’ Compensation program has been updated and expanded.