Injury and Incident Reporting

How to report injuries and incidents at UW-Madison.



For all emergencies call 911. See UW-Madison Police Department for other details 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. This form is intended to be completed by UW-Madison employees based upon information obtained from the persons involved in the incident. Once submitted, the form will be automatically sent to the office of Risk Management at, and you will receive an email copy of the report.

If you have additional information or questions, please email the Office of Risk Management at Risk Management will contact the persons 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 and Safety  at or 608-265-5000 for evaluation assistance as needed.

*Please note if the campus unit has an equivalent reporting form, that may be used in place of this form. 

Employee Injuries / Incident Reports

For employee injuries occurring within scope of employment, see UW-Madison Worker’s Compensation site for information 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

For any UW-Madison property damage see UW-Madison Risk Management Property page for information and instructions.

Reporting an Automobile Accident

For any UW-Madison related automobile accident visit our reporting an automobile accident guide.

EHS Specific Reports

For incidents specifically related to covered biological, chemical and/or radiation incidents there may be specific reporting required. See UW-Madison EHS for details.


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21 North Park Street, Suite 5301
Madison, WI 53715

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