Within 72 hours of an accident, a supervisor should fill out the Princeton University Accident/Near Miss Investigation Form, available online from the Library Web Page at http://libweb.princeton.edu/hr/forms/forms.html. A copy should then be sent to Dottie Pearson, who will forward it to Greg Cantrell at the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at 262 Alexander Street. The supervisors should retain a copy for the departmental file.
A copy of this form appears on the next page, followed by instructions for its completion.
Incident Reports are filled out by Public Safety, Library Security and Library Staff as required and are not to be confused with the Accident Reports. Incident reports are a summation of the problem or incident, which occurred. It is important to fill out an Incident Report because it allows to us to keep track of various problems. A patron who may cause a disturbance at one library or work area may have a history of causing disturbances at other libraries or work areas. Tracking incidents allows the library to take appropriate action much faster. A copy of the form is attached and it is also available online at http://libweb.princeton.edu/hr/forms/forms.html. Branch libraries and Firestone staff should report all incidents to Dottie Pearson so that appropriate action can be taken. Emergency situations in Firestone should be reported to Library Security (8-3221) or Dottie Pearson immediately by telephone, and branch libraries should contact Public Safety (8-1000) if necessary.