Safety and Security

HR handbook safety FULLGeneral Employee Safety

Fairleigh Dickinson University is committed to the safety and health of all employees and recognizes the need to comply with regulations governing injury and accident prevention and employee safety. Maintaining a safe work environment, however, requires the continuous cooperation of all employees.

Worker Compensation and Reporting Safety Issues

All accidents, injuries, potential safety hazards, safety suggestions and health and safety-related issues, no matter how small or insignificant you think they are, must be reported immediately to your supervisor. If you are injured and require immediate medical attention for a non-life threatening injury, go to or ask to be taken to the campus Wellness Center or Public Safety. If further medical attention is needed, you are required to go to a physician or medical facility approved by the University's workers' compensation insurance carrier. A list of approved physicians and medical facilities is available in your department, Public Safety, and the Human Resources Department.

In case of a life-threatening injury, a call must be placed to 911 and the injured employee is to be transported to the nearest hospital.

If an injury does not require medical attention, a supervisor and Employee Report of Accident form must still be completed in case medical treatment is later needed and to insure that any existing safety hazards are corrected.

The Employee's Claim for Worker's Compensation Benefits Form must be completed in all cases in which an injury requiring medical attention has occurred.

Federal law requires that we keep records of all illnesses and accidents, which occur during the course of employment. Worker's Compensation law also requires that you report any workplace illness or injury, no matter how slight. If you fail to report an injury, you may jeopardize your right to collect worker's compensation payments as well as health benefits.

Weapons and Firearms

Fairleigh Dickinson University prohibits all persons who enter our property from carrying a handgun, firearm, knife or other prohibited weapon of any kind, regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry the weapon.

The only exception to these guidelines will be local police officers and other federal or state law enforcement officers.

In Case of Fire

Leave the building immediately. Go to a nearby building and call the operator and identify the location of the fire and ask that Public Safety Office be notified. Do not return to the building until the fire department authorizes re-entry.

Disease Prevention

Fairleigh Dickinson University observes applicable federal, state and local health standards and offers a series of voluntary Hepatitis B vaccinations and training to meet the OSHA blood-borne pathogen standards to employees whose job duties may place them at risk.