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Risk Management

Risk Management

Safety and Security

The college is committed to providing a safe working environment for all of our employees. Birmingham-Southern employs its own Campus Police Department. Their goal is to ensure safety and provide service to the campus community.

The Emergency Response Manual provides a contingency plan for the campus community in the event of an emergency.

Driving Campus Vehicles

The college maintains an Approved List of Drivers for campus vehicles. The minimum age to drive a campus vehicle is 21. A satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR) is also required. A minimum of three business days is required to process the MVR. Please complete the "Request to Add A New Driver" form and "Employment Inquiry Release" form for approval. Please contact the Human Resources Office for additional information.


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    Worker's Compensation


    Worker's Compensation insurance coverage is provided for all employees of the college. The insurance covers an employee's accidental death or injury or occupational illness that occurs in the course of employment. The Worker's Compensation laws of Alabama govern benefits.

    If an employee is injured in the course of employment or believes he/she has an occupational illness, there are standard procedures (outlined below) that should be followed to ensure the employee receives maximum care and benefits. There will be no benefits under Worker's Compensation if the procedures listed below are not followed.

    If an individual is injured, but doesn't wish to seek medical attention, or if an individual is involved in an accident that doesn't cause an injury, Human Resources, at extension 4644, should still be notified. This will allow the individual to seek treatment if a condition worsens in the following days, and it allows the college to correct any safety hazards that might injure other employees.

    Nonemergency Care During Normal Business Hours

    During the college's normal operating hours, an employee who is injured on-the-job or believes he/she has an occupational illness should contact the Human Resources Department at extension 4644. The HR Office will then provide a referral for the employee to the Southside location of St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic. All follow-up care, including specialist referrals, will be coordinated by St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic.

    St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic
    2700 10th Avenue South
    Building 2, Suite 103
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    Phone: (205) 930-2600

    Nonemergency Care After Normal Business Hours

    If an employee must seek medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness after hours, the employee should contact Security at extension 4700 for a referral to the Homewood location of St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic or the St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Department. The referral location will be contingent upon the time of day.

    The employee should contact Human Resources at extension 4644 on the next business day so the appropriate paperwork may be completed. A voice mail message may be left for Human Resources at any time. All follow-up care, including specialist referrals, will be coordinated by St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic.

    Nonemergency Care Out-of-Area

    An employee engaging in work-related travel should contact HR prior to seeking medical attention, if the injury or illness occurs during the college's normal business hours.

    If an employee must seek medical attention after hours while traveling, he/she should seek medical attention and contact Human Resources at exetension 4644 on the next business day so the appropriate paperwork may be completed.

    A voice mail message may be left for Human Resources at any time. All follow-up care, including specialist referrals, will be coordinated by St. Vincent's Occupational Health Clinic.

    Emergency Care

    If an employee's on-the-job injury is an emergency and occurs while at the college, Campus Security at extension 4700 should be contacted. If the injury occurs during the course of employment while off campus, the employee should be transported to the nearest medical facility in the case of a life threatening injury.

    A non-life threatening emergency injury occurring off campus in the Birmingham area should be treated at St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Department. A non-life threatening emergency injury occurring outside the Birmingham area should be treated at the nearest medical facility.

    The employee should contact Human Resources at extension 4644 on the next business day so the appropriate paperwork may be completed. A voice mail message may be left for Human Resources at any time. All follow-up care, including specialist referrals, will be coordinated by St. Vincent's Occupational Health.