Accident Investigation Procedures
Procedures for investigating accidents that result in major injury or major loss of property on the campus.
Accident Investigation Team
When an accident resulting in injury or major loss of property occurs on the campus, the emergency response is the responsibility of the fire and campus police departments. Once it is determined that there is no criminal activity associated with the accident, the vice chancellor for administration and human resources may appoint an accident investigation team to conduct a follow-up investigation.
Purpose and Composition
The purpose of the accident investigation will be to determine the causes leading up to the event so that the University, its employees, and the public can be protected and future incidents can be prevented.
The accident investigation team will be chaired by the Executive Director of Public Safety and may consist of personnel from the Division Safety and Compliance of Facilities & Services (S&C), the Office of Risk Management, and the University Claims Management Office.
Depending upon the nature of the accident, in consultation with campus legal counsel, representatives from other units, such as human resources, and the department where the accident took place may be asked to join the team.
The Executive Director of Public Safety will determine which offices, in addition to Safety & Compliance, Office of Risk Management, and the University Claims Management Office need to be represented on the team and will convene the participants as soon as possible following an accident.
The Executive Director of Public Safety will report to the Chancellor during the course of the investigation.
The Executive Director of Public Safety will approve follow-up measures.