Learning Experience Reports (LERs)
Reporting safety concerns
If you come across a systemic safety concern or hazard that could potentially affect large portions of the University you can complete the Safety concern report form. It is not confidential. Reports are reviewed by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety.
Serious lab incidents, Accidents
Your personal health insurance will NOT cover medical expenses that occurred as a result of a work injury. The University will. This is why it is important to complete these forms in the event of personal injury that occurs while at the U.
Injury to a paid employee is reported differently than an unpaid researcher. See below for instructions related an injured paid employee vs injured unpaid individual.
PAID EMPLOYEES (professors, graduate students, post-docs, visiting researchers)- Injury to paid employees is handled as a workers compensation claim (even if no time is missed).
- See UMN Policy Reporting and Managing a Workers Compensation Claim
- The injured employee's supervisor will need to fill out BOTH:
Important Note: If you do NOT receive an email after submitting the online first report of injury the form did not go through. Please contact the Office of Risk Management for assistance.
UNPAID students, guests & visitors
- The form Bodily Injury/Property Damage Incident Report should be emailed or faxed to the University's Office of Risk Management.