The University is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for faculty, staff, and visitors. In the event of a workplace injury, all UNI employees are covered by Iowa Workers' Compensation which pays medical and indemnity benefits for employees injured on the job. UNI pays the entire cost of the program.
Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may be. The supervisor will complete the Employer's First Report of Injury Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If treatment is necessary, Occupational Health at Arrowhead Medical Center or Kimball Ridge Center is the designated provider for UNI. When seeking treatment, Occupational Health should be notified that the claim is for a work injury and will be paid by UNI. To do this, the supervisor completes the Pre-authorization form and sends it with the employee to Occupational Health (see Supervisor’s Checklist). The claim should not be filed with the staff member's health insurance carrier.
For more detailed information regarding Iowa Code for Workers’ Compensation benefits, please visit Iowa Workforce Development.
Preventing work place injuries is critical in maintaining a safe working environment. Even in the safest working environments, injuries may still occur.
Safety Stretches are encouraged three times a day to warm-up for work and help prevent injury.
Winter safety tips and resources are available through UNI Environmental Health and Safety.