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UB strives to maintain safe workplaces. In spite of best efforts, you may suffer a work-related injury, illness or disability at work that makes you eligible for workers' compensation benefits. We can help you get started with your accident report.

If your department has a biosafety exposure control plan already in place, follow your departmental guidelines.

Injury By Needle or Sharp

1. Wash the area with soap and water as the injury may be contaminated with blood or other bodily fluid.

2. You or your department should contact Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at 716-829-3301 to consider an investigation into blood borne infection.

Reporting the Incident

Should I Report the Injury?

If you're wondering if you should report an incident, file a report.

Procedures for All Employees

  1. When injured, notify your supervisor IMMEDIATELY.
  2. If you need medical attention, go to the provider of your choice. Inform the provider that the injury is work-related.
  3. Follow the appropriate reporting steps for your UB affiliation.

Your Reporting Steps

State Affiliated Employees

  1. Complete an Accident or Injury Information Report
  2. Contact the NYS Accident Reporting System (ARS) at 1-888-800-0029 and get an ARS incident number
  3. Enter the NYS ARS Incident Number under Part 2 of the Accident/Injury Report
  4. IMMEDIATELY, fax the signed and completed Accident/Injury Report Form to Worker's Compensation Administrator at 716-645-3830
  5. UB's Workers' Compensation administrator will forward you a New York state claimant package with additional information to complete and return

Contact an Expert About Your Report

Deborah Lagesten

Office of AVP of Human Resources

Phone: 716-645-8173

Email: lagesten@buffalo.edu

Research Foundation (RF) Affiliated Employees

  1. Complete an Accident or Injury Information Report
  2. IMMEDIATELY, fax the signed and completed Accident/Injury Report Form to Worker's Compensation Administrator at 716-645-3830
  3. UB's Workers' Compensation administrator will forward you a New York state claimant package with additional information to complete and return

Contact an Expert About Your Report

Zachary Jenney

RF Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4439

Email: zjenney@buffalo.edu

Sean O'Brien

RF Benefit Services

Phone: 716-645-4485

Email: sobrien2@buffalo.edu

UB Foundation (UBF) Affiliated Employees

  1. Report the accident to your supervisor
  2. Complete the New York state report form online or by hand
  3. Send, email or fax  the signed, completed form to:

Joyce Weeman

Benefits Specialist

UB Foundation

Phone: 716-645-8731

Email: joycewee@buffalo.edu

Sub-Board 1 Affiliated Employees

Contact for Questions or To Report an Injury

Michael Grela

Chief Accountant

Sub-Board 1, Inc.

341 Student Union

Phone: 716-645-2594; Fax: 716-228-4550

Email: mrgrela@buffalo.edu

Related Links, Documents

Faculty Student Association (FSA) Affiliated Employees

Contact for Questions or To Report an Injury

Sherry Wagner

Faculty Student Association (FSA)

146 Fargo Quad

Phone: 716-645-0379

Related Links, Training, Policies

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