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 Work Related Injuries

The EPCC Police Department should be called concerning any work related injury. There is a Police Department Office at each campus to assist with minor medical attention. If an injury requires more than minor medical attention, the EPCC Police Department will notify emergency response units and direct them to the injured person.


All College employees are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Program for on-the-job injuries.


Any incident, accident, or injury which occurs on College property, either to persons or property, must be immediately reported to the EPCC Police Department. This report is necessary regardless of whether the individual involved is an employee, student, or visitor.


Instructors are responsible for the safety of their students and classrooms. If a student is involved in an incident or accident while the student is under the authority of an instructor, the instructor is responsible for immediately contacting the EPCC Police Department to report the incident/injury.


EPCC Police Department will notify the Office of Risk Management and Safety (ORMS) of incidents, accidents, and injuries as soon as possible when they are reported. Information needed to comply with state agency requirements will be provided by the EPCC police officer.


Employees involved in a work related incident or injury must immediately notify their immediate supervisor and the EPCC Police Department. Employees must complete the “EPCC Employee Report of Incident/Injury or Occupational Illness” form and return it to the Workers’ Compensation Department (WC Department) of ORMS. The supervisor will subsequently complete the “EPCC Supervisor’s Report of Incident/Injury” form and forward it to the WC Department of ORMS.


The WC Department of ORMS will inform injured employees of their rights and responsibilities, submit any forms required by the Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Division, maintain necessary recordkeeping and files, and assist the employee in their return to work.


For more information, see College Procedure 3.32.07.10.


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