Frequently Asked Questions
MSU currently has approximately 105 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, near energized electrical circuits, or more than a 3 minute response time for an AED to arrive from Police or EMS. Please contact us at 406-994-7870 if you would like to make a request.
Normally the answer for on-campus facilities is: No, a First Aid Kit 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 406-994-1675.
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 406-994-1675.
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 406-994-1675.
Yes, the entire electronic reporting process for workers' compensation claims is encrypted.
No, you do not need to mail a hard copy to us if the electronic signature option was used.
The First Reports of Injury are completed in two sections. If you are support staff 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. If necessary, an opportunity to input the actual supervisor email is in the second half of the report.
Check to see if the email was sent to your Junk or Clutter email folders. If you can't find it there, contact [email protected] and we will send you a new link.
Yes, Montana statutes allow Intermountain Claims to redirect care. 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 Report of Incident 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 Report of Incident within five days of the accident.