Departments and supervisors must provide injured workers immediate transportation to the locations below, if necessary.
- Health Services
- Doctor's office
- Walk-in clinic
- Worker's home
A University of Waterloo vehicle should be used, where possible (UW Police may assist with arranging transportation). Where a university vehicle is not available, a taxi cab or private vehicle may be used. Another person (preferably with first aid certification) should always accompany the injured person in addition to the driver.
Major injuries - CALL 911
Call 911 for a significant injury or medical condition and follow the posted emergency instructions for your workplace.
- Heart attack
- Difficulty breathing
- Significant loss of blood
- Broken arm or leg
- Burns to major portion of body
- Eye injuries
When an employee is transported to a hospital by ambulance for a workplace injury, it is the University's obligation to pay for the ambulance. If an employee receives an ambulance invoice in this case forward it to the Safety Office for payment.