|The School Board of Miami-Dade County|
|Bylaws & Policies|
|Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.|
8442 - REPORTING ACCIDENTS
All reasonable efforts shall be made to provide a safe learning and working environment for the students and employees.
Any accident that results in an injury, however slight, to a student, employee of the Board, or a visitor to the schools must be reported promptly and in writing to the District's business office. Injured persons shall be referred immediately to appropriate personnel for such medical attention as may be appropriate.
The injured employee, visitor, or the staff member responsible for an injured student shall complete a form that includes the date, time, and place of the incident; the names of persons involved; the nature of the injury to the extent that it is known; and a description of all relevant circumstances.
Any employee of the Board who suffers a job-related injury must report the injury and its circumstances to the principal or job supervisor, as appropriate, as soon as possible following the occurrence of the injury. The report should be forwarded to Workers’ Compensation Section, Office of Risk Management, to determine eligibility and compensability according to State law as administered by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security. The failure of an employee to comply with this mandate may result in disciplinary action.