Workers' Compensation

Campus Address
120 USB
Mailing Address

120 University Services Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Workers' Compensation is a form of insurance provided to employees by The University of Iowa. Approved claims for job-related injuries and illness entitle an injured employee to medical coverage related to the injuries at no cost, and a portion of his/her salary for work absences.

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
  • 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