IV. Emergency Medical Care for Job-Related Injuries
The University provides limited emergency medical treatment at the University Medical Center to faculty members injured in the course of official University activities. Persons with major injuries, or with disabilities that require prompt medical attention, are referred to the Druid City Hospital (DCH) emergency facilities in Tuscaloosa and must request a University Medical doctor.
A. Emergency Medical Care for On-the-Job Injuries (OJI)
As a means of providing prompt medical attention for injured or disabled employees while engaged in official duties of the University, the facilities of the University Medical Center are available for limited out-patient emergency care at no cost to the employee when the University is in session and when the OJI is reported to the dean’s office within two work days of the OJI. An OJI accident form must be completed and sent to the Risk Management Department by the dean’s office before the end of the following work day after the OJI to receive OJI insurance coverage. Injured employees are required to use the service of the Center except for extensive or major injuries or disabilities which require a greater degree of care than the Center can provide. Such cases should be referred directly to DCH (as noted above). Detailed procedures are available in academic offices or by contacting Risk Management at 348-4534 or Box 870119.
B. Hazardous Materials Management Program
In compliance with Federal Regulations, The University of Alabama has established the Hazardous Materials Management Program administered by its Office of Environmental Health and Safety. It is the responsibility of each faculty, staff and student to ensure that there is compliance with regulations governing the use and disposal of hazardous materials. Detailed information, including a Chemical Hygiene Plan governing laboratory safety, may be obtained from academic offices or from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (348-5905).