2015 SUMMARY OF WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESS
As we start 2016, it’s a great time for supervisors and employees to review how to make our workplace safer. We can start by focusing on systems and processes that have the greatest potential to cause injury as well as the most common injury types.
Stats regarding work-related injuries at the university in 2015:
- Age group of most reported injuries: 30 to 39
- Length of employment for the most reported injuries: one to five years
- Day of the week most injuries happened: Wednesday
- Time of day for most injuries: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
- Months most injuries occurred: January, May and October
Most reported accidents:
- Slip and fall: 25 percent
- Cuts 21 percent
Most injured body parts:
- Finger: 24 percent
- Hand/wrist 14 percent
- Head/face and knee/leg were tied at 10.35 percent
If you have a work-related injury or illness, be sure to report it to your supervisor and complete an Employers First Report of Injury form. The form is located on the HR website here.
Information about workers-related injuries and illnesses is on the HR website here.
NEW TAX FORM 1095-C
The IRS has extended the deadline for delivery of individual employee forms to March 31, 2016. The university will provide the forms to employees as soon as possible.
You do not need to send the Form 1095-C with your taxes. If you wish to file your taxes prior to receiving your Form 1095-C and you are unsure of the months in which you had coverage through the university, please contact the Benefits Department at 801-581-7447.
For information about Form 1095-C, see the Benefits Department’s webpage.
MILESTONE YEARS OF SERVICE RECIPIENTS HONORED
Special recognition was paid to Leona Hollingsworth for her 50 years of service to the university.
Hollingsworth started in February 1965 when the University Hospital was located on State Street. Later that year when the hospital moved up to the U campus she and Dr. Larry Jung started the Newborn ICU with one nurse and borrowed equipment from Primary Children’s Hospital which was adapted for use with tiny babies. Hollingsworth started in Pediatric Administration and has made this her life’s work.
She is the mother of four children – three sons and a daughter, has 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Congratulations to Hollingsworth, and all of this year’s recipients. Thank you for your dedication to the university.
A full list of years of service recipients may be found here.