The University of Chicago requires all work-related accident and incident reports to be submitted immediately to the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department and Office of Research Safety (ORS) via the University of Chicago Accident/Incident Reporting (UCAIR) System. Accidents and incidents are defined as follows: An accident is an unanticipated or off-normal event that results in injury, illness, environmental release/impact, or significant property damage. An incident (i.e., close call or near miss) is an unanticipated or off-normal event that has the potential to escalate to accident status.
Involved individuals, supervisors, affected persons, or witnesses can submit reports. Anonymous reporting is available for events that do not require medical treatment.
For additional information about the accident and injury reporting process visit the UCAIR Process Flow Chart and FAQ.