Incident/Accident/Injury | Compliance and Risk Management | Kent State University


Prevention of injuries and illnesses to Kent State University personnel, students, and visitors are the primary concerns of the Environmental Health and Safety office. The identification, evaluation and elimination of hazards provide the best methods of reducing incidents that may cause injuries and/or illnesses.

In the event that an injury or illness occurs as a result of performing normal job responsibilities, an Employee Report of Injury or Occupational Illness form must be completed by the injured employee. The employee's immediate supervisor must complete the accompanying "Statement of Supervisor" report prior to sending both reports to the Environmental Health and Safety office. These reports need to be submitted to the Environmental Health and Safety Office within 48 hours after the injury. Upon receipt of these incident reports, a follow-up investigation will be initiated by a safety officer from Environmental Health and Safety.

If a safety concern or hazard is encountered, notify your immediate supervisor. If the hazard is not resolved, please contact the office of Environmental Health and Safety and speak to Dennis Baden at (330) 672-1950, E-mail: or Don Head at (330) 672-9565, E-mail:

Injury and Safety Hazard Reports