Policy SY05 - INJURIES TO ANY PERSON, AND REPORTING INCIDENTS INVOLVING OTHER THAN EMPLOYEES (Formerly Persons, Other Than Students or Employees, Who Are Injured or Become Ill on University Property)

Policy Steward: Director of Environmental Health and Safety


  • Purpose
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Reporting Injuries
  • Further Information
  • Cross References


    To outline the University's policy regarding injuries occurring on all University owned, leased or otherwise-occupied property, the reporting of those incidents involving persons other than employees within the scope of their employment, and to provide mechanisms to document such occurrences for appropriate handling.


    It is the policy and intent of the University to render emergency assistance to anyone who is injured or stricken with sudden illness while on University property. The University has an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system in place to respond to medical emergencies, which is activated by calling the local emergency number, such as 911. This EMS system also includes assistance that may be provided at the work unit or via transport to a medical care facility.

    1. At University Park: University Police Services and University Ambulance Service are available for treatment twenty-four hours every day, accessible by dialing 911.
    2. At All Other Locations: The local EMS system should be activated by calling the local emergency number, such as 911.  PSU Police for the location should also be called to render appropriate treatment when available.


    After the necessary assistance has been provided, an immediate report of the circumstances should be made as specified below.

    1. At University Park:

    2. At All Other Locations:


    For questions, additional detail, or to request changes to this policy, please contact the Director of Environmental Health and Safety. For questions concerning the Risk Management Incident Form, please contact the Risk Management Office.


    Other Policies should also be referenced, especially the following:

    SY01 - Environmental Health and Safety Policy

    SY03 - Emergencies Involving Students

    SY04 - Employee Accidents - Reporting and Investigation

    SY23 - Occupational Health and Safety Program for Animal Care Personnel

    Effective Date: November 17, 2016
    Date Approved: November 16, 2016
    Date Published: November 17, 2016

    Most Recent Changes:

    Revision History (and effective dates):

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