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Work Injuries

 

If an injury occurs while you are working for Ferris, you have the following responsibilities:

 

  • Promptly report injuries to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Provide all necessary and applicable information
  • Work with supervisor and Human Resources on absences and returning to work
  • Complete timely and accurate timesheets

When a work-related injury or illness occurs:

 Big Rapids

  1. Report work related incidents to your supervisor immediately.
  2. Complete the Employee Incident Report, with your supervisor’s assistance, and submit it to Human Resources within 24 hours. Both of your signatures are required.
  3. Your supervisor will direct you to Birkam Health Center for treatment of all non-life threatening injuries or illness.
  4. Your Supervisor will direct you to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries or illness.
  5. If on site emergency care is required, call 911 to activate county EMS.
  6. All follow-up appointments after treatment of life-threatening injury or illness care will be with the Birkam Health Center the next business day.
  7. Provide medical excuse slips to your supervisor after every appointment. It is your responsibility to update your supervisor and Human Resources on your progress after every appointment related to this injury or illness.
  8. Treatment outside of the Birkam Health Center, except in life-threatening injury or illness cases, pre-authorized is required by submitting an Intent to Treat form to Human Resources.
  9. Use a Mileage Reimbursement form to keep track of travel expenses related to your treatment.

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When a work-related injury or illness occurs:

Grand Rapids

  1. Report work related incidents to your supervisor immediately.
  2. Complete the Employee Incident Report, with your supervisor’s assistance, and submit it to Human Resources within 24 hours. Both of your signatures are required.
  3. Your supervisor will direct you to MED1 Occupational Health System for treatment of all non-life threatening injuries or illness.
  4. Your Supervisor will direct you to the emergency room for treatment of life-threatening injuries or illness.
  5. If on site emergency care is required, call 911 to activate county EMS.
  6. All follow-up appointments after treatment of life-threatening injury or illness care will be with the MED1 Occupational Health System the next business day.
  7. Provide medical excuse slips to your supervisor after every appointment. It is your responsibility to update your supervisor and Human Resources on your progress after every appointment related to this injury or illness.
  8. Treatment outside of the MED1 Occupational Health System, except in life-threatening injury or illness cases, must be pre-authorized by submitting an Intent to Treat form to Human Resources.
  9. Use a Mileage Reimbursement form to keep track of travel expenses related to your treatment.

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