Struthers City School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

8442 - REPORTING ACCIDENTS

The Board of Education directs that all reasonable efforts be made to provide a safe learning and working environment for the students and employees of this District.

To that end, and so that an employee’s legitimate claims for worker’s compensation may be expedited, the Board requires that accidents be reported and evaluated. 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 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 failure of an employee to comply with this mandate may result in disciplinary action.

If a staff member sustains a workplace injury while s/he is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance not prescribed by his/her physician, s/he may be disqualified for compensation and benefits under the Workers Compensation Act. If the staff member tests positive or refuses to submit to a test for alcohol and/or other drugs after sustaining a workplace injury, the employee may dispute or prove untrue the presumption or belief that alcohol and/or other drugs are the proximate cause of the injury (i.e., rebuttable presumption).

R.C. 4123.01 et seq., 4123.54

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