Injury and Incident Reporting

How to report injuries and incidents at UW–Madison.


For all emergenciescall 911.

See information from UW–Madison Police Department for more on emergency response.

Types of reporting

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UW–Madison non-employee incident reporting

When UW-Madison staff or faculty are informed of incidents involving property damage or personal injury of an individual who is not a UW–Madison employee, please notify the Office of Risk Management immediately (within 48 hours) by completing the Non-Employee Incident Report. (If the campus unit has an equivalent reporting form, that may be used in place of this form.)

UW–Madison employees should complete this form based on information from the person(s) involved in the incident. The submitted form will be automatically sent to Risk Management and the submitter will receive an email copy of the report.

Email the Office of Risk Management ( if you have additional information or questions. Risk Management will contact the person(s) involved only if requested, as noted on the form.

In addition to timely reporting of the incident, please notify the building manager of any known safety hazards which may be present in order to reduce the risk of any further injury or damage occurring. Contact a supervisor for assistance in evaluation of any safety hazard, or Environment, Health & Safety  at or (608) 265-5000 for evaluation assistance as needed.

Employee injuries / Incident reports

For employee injuries occurring within scope of employment, see information from UW–Madison Worker’s Compensation for more details and instructions on reporting.

Report a near-miss or unsafe act

Use the Near-Miss or Unsafe Form for incidents that did not result in injury, but a report is warranted to assist in prevention and hazard control.

Property loss

See UW–Madison Risk Management – Property page for information and instructions related to UW–Madison property damage.

Reporting an automobile accident

More details about how to handle UW-related automobile accidents can be found in the reporting an automobile accident guide.

EHS-specific reports

There may be specific reporting required for incidents related to covered biological, chemical and/or radiation incidents. See the UW–Madison EHS website for details.


Risk Management's location

Risk Management
21 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

Note – Please contact the appropriate topic area’s email address with questions and/or to schedule an in-person meeting. Advanced meeting scheduling is necessary in order to meet with Risk Management staff; drop-in appointments are not available.

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