Risk & Insurance Management
Environmental Health & Safety
Risk & Insurance Management
Risk and Insurance Management
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office exists to protect the health and provide for the safety of students, employees, and visitors. Our office partners with BCN HR Shared Services to administer a variety of tools and programs to protect persons from injury, to protect our assets, and to protect the environment.
Accidents, Theft, Loss and Insurance Reimbursements
If a department experiences an accident, theft, vandalism, property damage, or any criminal behavior, the department should immediately notify University Police Services. Loss prevention, insurance claims, and reimbursements are coordinated through the Environmental Health and Safety Office. Related forms are posted on the EHS Forms and Downloads or BCN Risk Management’s website.
Inventory changes (due to accidents, theft or loss) are coordinated through the Business Office.
Auto Insurance and Vehicle Use Policy
Insurance coverage, accident procedures and forms related to TMCC-owned vehicles, personal/privately owned vehicles, and rented vehicles are listed at BCN Risk Management’s website.
- See Also: WNC Vehicle Use Procedures
Employee Work-Related Injury
Emergency Care: If the employee requires emergency medical attention call 911 (9-911 from a campus landline). An ambulance should transport the injured worker to the nearest emergency room.
Urgent Care: If the employee requires urgent care treatment, they should be transported to the nearest first stop urgent care. A list of approved urgent care providers can be found on the BCN Risk Management website.
Clinical Care: If non-emergency or urgent care is needed during business hours on the Carson City campuses, go to:
Nevada Occupational Health Center
3488 Goni Road Suite 141 (corner of Goni & College Pkwy)
Carson City, NV 89703
Related forms and procedures are posted on BCN Risk Management’s website.
Field trip information, including insurance related to accidents and travel, are listed at BCN Risk Management’s website.
Activity Approval Request Forms are posted online and should be completed when applicable; however, when planning a field trip, an activity waiver may not be the only documentation needed.
Trip planners should review the risks involved in the trip and weigh them against the educational objectives of the trip. Planners should pay special attention to the following situations and contact us for instructions regarding procedures and documentation needed for the trip:
- Alcohol consumption
- Car pools
- Employee use of personal vehicles
- Foreign travel
- Non-WNC participants
- Rental cars
- Overnight stays
- Out-of-state travel
- Student drivers
- Worker’s compensation coverage for employees/volunteers
WNC employees traveling on WNC business are provided with travel insurance free of charge as indicated on BCN Risk Management’s website.
Employees should review this information and obtain an insurance card as needed when a foreign travel request is approved and before embarking on the trip. WNC Business Office and the Travel Policy can provide additional assistance and information.
Student Accidents, Liability Insurance and Student Groups
Procedures regarding student accidents, liability insurance, student groups and related forms are listed at BCN Risk Management’s website.
WNC does not provide student health insurance; it is recommended that students purchase their own health insurance.
WNC departments choosing to utilize volunteers must follow BCN guidelines and procedures. Volunteer authorization has recently transferred to EHS. Contact us for assistance.