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Policy 5-404: Workers Compensation Insurance

  1. Purpose & Scope
    1. To outline University policy and procedures for treating and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses in accordance with the requirements of the Utah Workers Compensation Act and the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act (UOSHA).
  2. Definitions
    1. (Reserved)
  3. Policy
    1. Subject to the eligibility and limitation rules provided in Rule 5-404, University Employees and volunteers in the service of the University who are acting in the usual course of business for the University will receive insurance protection against work-related injury and or illness in accordance with the Workers Compensation Act.
    2. University Employees and volunteers will comply with UOSHA and University occupational safety and health standards, orders, rules and regulations.
    3. It is the duty and responsibility of a University Employee or volunteer to immediately report any unsafe conditions existing in the working place to the Employee's or volunteer's supervisor. Supervisors will report unsafe conditions to the University's Envirommental Health and Safety Office.
    4. This policy is intended to be implemented through associated University regulations, including a University Rule or Rules, which shall describe and govern specific aspects of the scope and manner of implementation.
  4. Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, forms and other related resources
    1. Rules
      1. University Rule 5-404: Scope, Eligibility and Limitations for Workers Compensation Insurance.
    2. Procedures
    3. Guidelines
    4. Other
  5. References
    1. Policy 5-001: Employee Definitions
    2. Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act
    3. Utah Workers Compensation Act
    4. Tobacco Free Campus Guidelines
  6. Contacts
    1. Policy Owner: Questions about this Policy and any related Rules, Procedures and Guidelines should be directed to the Director of Benefits for Human Resources.
    2. Policy Officer: Only the Vice President for Human Resources or his/her designee has the authority to grant exceptions to this Policy.
  7. History
    1. Tobacco Free Campus Guidelines added to References; July 1, 2016.
    2. Renumbering: Renumbered as Policy 5-404 effective September 15, 2008, formerly known as PPM 2-72.
    3. Revision History
      1. Current version: Revision 4
        1. Presented for the information of the Academic Senate 4/06/10
        2. Approved by the Board of Trustees 5/11/2010
        3. Editorially revised: October 11, 2011
          1. Editorial changes were made to this document to reflect the changes in employee definitions as set forth in Policy 5-100.
      2. Earlier revisions
      3. Revision 3: effective dates June 8, 1987 to May 10, 2010

Approved: Institutional Council 6/8/87

Policy: 5-404 Rev:4
Date: May 11, 2010
Last Updated: 8/4/21