Frequently Asked Questions

MSU currently has approximately 60 AED's located throughout campus. Because there are continuing on-going maintenance and replacement costs with each AED we are now at a point where we need to look at each request individually. A few of the things we consider when placing an AED are, building population, high risk activities, athletic activities, or near energized electrical circuits, more than a 3 minute response time for an AED to arrive from Police or EMS. Please contact us at 994-7597 if you would like to make a request.

Normally the answer for on-campus facilities is no a First Aid is not required by OSHA or the Montana Department of Labor for on campus facilities. However common sense and the Office of Safety and Risk Management see First Aid kits as something considered highly desirable and highly recommended. The MSU Office of Safety and Risk Management has compiled an information booklet containing information to consider when purchasing a First Aid Kit and it is available free of charge by contacting SRM at 994-7597.

Normally the purchase of a First Aid Kit falls to the building occupant. However we will consider requests on a case by case basis. Contact SRM at 994-7597.

Yes. SRM has quality First Aid Kits that can be checked out to individuals or groups free of charge for time periods up to one month. Contact SRM at 994-7597 or 994-7760.

The first reports of injury are now completed in two sections. The option to print is not available until the second section (the supervisor section) is completed. If you are completing both sections of the report, put your own email in as supervisor in the first section so the second half of the report will be emailed to you. You can then complete the second half of the report and print it for signatures. You will have an opportunity to input the actual supervisor email in the second half of the report.

Yes, Montana statute allows Intermountain Claims to redirect care as necessary to keep claim costs down. Injured workers may see the care provider of their choice for the first visit only. If subsequent visits to your personal physician are not preauthorized, Intermountain Claims may decline to pay the charges.

If it is likely to be alleged that the injury was due to MSU's negligence, the MSU employee with the most direct knowledge of the incident should complete an Incident Report within five days in order to put the state Risk Management & Tort Defense Division on notice should the injured party file an insurance claim.

Whether owned, rented, leased or borrowed, vehicles are covered by liability insurance through the state's self-insurance program. The MSU driver must complete an Incident Report within five days of the accident.