Texas Tech University

Reporting Incidents

All incidents that occur during Texas Tech activity should be reported to the Office of Risk Management and to EHS.

What is an incident?

An incident is any instance of:

  • personnel injury (no matter how minor),
  • exposure to potentially hazardous materials, 
  • and environmental release of a hazardous substance, or
  • major property damage. 

How do I report an incident?

Complete the applicable form and submit it to the Office Risk Management within 24 hours of the incident. 

Information regarding workers compensation is provided through the Office of Risk Management.  Michelle Watkins is the current claims coordinator.

Employee Incident Form

Student or Visitor Incident Form

Property Damage Incident Form

Who should report an incident?

The incident report forms have locations for the injured party, the immediate supervisor and the safety officer or responding individual to complete. The safety officer could be the Departmental Safety Officer, the College Safety Officer, building or shop manager.