Reporting of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

In order to ensure that you receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to, you must make sure to report all work-related injuries or illnesses to your supervisor or other designated official in your agency.  If you do not know who this individual is please contact your personnel office to identify the appropriate individual for reporting injuries.  Possession of this necessary information will enable you to make an initial report of your injury or illness and provide you with a point of contact for issues through your injury or illness.  You are also encouraged to use the Accident Reporting System (ARS) by calling (888) 800-0029.  Calling ARS assists in ensuring that your benefits are available to you as soon as possible and helps with tracking injuries and illnesses.

Maintaining communication with Your Agency During Any Workers' Compensation Absence

During any work-related absence, it is important that you follow your agency's rules for maintaining contact and submitting any needed medical information to the agency
itself.  Such rules and submissions may be in addition to any other requirements to submit medical information.  Maintaining contact and communication will help ensure
that you receive timely information about your benefits and any changes thereto, such as any requirement that you return to work light duty.  If you have any questions
about what these rules are please contact your personnel office.

Reporting Fraud and Abuse

Fraud and abuse of Workers' Compensation is not only illegal but expensive.  Moreover, it greatly impacts the employees who remain at work, because they can find themselves subject to longer work hours, reduced time off and additional work assignments in order to cover for individuals who are improperly absent from work.  If you suspect fraud or abuse, please contact the New York State Workers' Compensation Fraud Inspector General at (800) 367-4448.  In an effort to combat fraud and abuse, the New York State Workers' Compensation Fraud Inspector General will be conducting training for agencies and employees to promote honesty, accountability and efficiency in state government.

Tips For Accident Prevention

  • Follow all policies and procedures for the job at hand
  • Use all required Personal Protective Equipment
  • Report all Safety concerns, big or small, to your supervisor, the Environmental Health and Safety Department or the Accident Investigation Committee
  • Protect your co-workers; if you witness someone working in an unsafe manner do not be afraid to correct them. Their error could result in your injury.

Accident Reporting

  • Brochures are now available to provide guidance on the reporting of accidents.
  • If an accident occurs, report it immediately to your supervisor, regardless of how big or small it may be
  • Complete either the "Employee Accident Report" or the "Student and Visitor Accident Report" (CS-13) and return it to Human Resources.
  • Seek medical attention if needed

Safety Concerns may be reported anonymously by completing a form and returning it to Environmental Health and Safety in the Service Building 136A. All reports will be investigated.


Note: Some of these forms require the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.

Safety Concerns

Reporting a Safety Concern

If you have any safety concerns please contact

Environmental Health & Safety Department at SUNY Plattsburgh
Phone: (518) 564-5009
Fax: (518) 564-5082

Filing a Safety Concern concern sheet.pdf

Turn in the completed form to the Environmental Health & Safety Department in the Service Building 136A. Note: This 27 KB PDF form requires the latest version of Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download.


Contact Information

Cathleen Eldridge, Director
Phone: 564-5009
Fax: 564-5082

Location and Hours:
136A Service Building
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm