The University of Iowa is committed to providing a safe work environment for faculty and staff. The philosophy of the Workers’ Compensation Program is to treat injured employees with dignity and respect while managing the workers’ compensation claims. We make unbiased, lawful decisions based on the facts of each case. We observe the laws of the State of Iowa and our own internal policies to ensure that all parties are treated fairly.
This website is one resource to help ensure a safe environment and facilitate a smooth return to work when injuries occur.
Frequently Asked Questions
OSHA Logs and Information
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is a federal agency designed to monitor the work environment and promote worker safety.
The official University of Iowa OSHA log is available for view as a PDF file. Access is authenticated via your HawkID. Log in using the following convention:
- On the Microsoft screen enter HawkID@uiowa.edu.
- On the following screen add your HawkID password.
Severe Injury Reporting
Employers are required to notify OSHA of any worker fatality within 8 hours and any amputation, loss of an eye, or in-patient hospitalization of a worker within 24 hours. Contact UHR immediately in the case of a severe injury at firstname.lastname@example.org.