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:
Accident: unanticipated or off-normal event that results in injury, illness, environmental release/impact, or significant property damage
Incident: unanticipated or off-normal event that has the potential to escalate to accident status (i.e., close call or near miss)
Involved individuals, supervisors, affected persons, or witnesses can submit reports. Anonymous reporting is available for events that do not require medical treatment.