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Emergencies & Accident Reporting

It is imperative that all emergencies are immediately reported to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD).

Spills & Releases

It is imperative that all emergencies, including but not limited to fires, medical issues, water leaks, hazardous spills, or criminal activity are immediately reported to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD). TUPD is staffed 24 hours/day, 7days/week and can be reached at:

  • To Report a FIRE: Call 911
  • For all other emergencies, contact University Police at x66911 for on campus callers
  • 617-636-6911 for Boston off-campus or cell phone users
  • 508-839-5303 for Grafton off-campus or cell phone users
  • 617-627-6911 for Medford off-campus or cell phone users

It is critical that basic information is provided to assure the appropriate response personnel are quickly dispatched. Basic information includes:

  1. Your name and phone number
  2. Exact location of emergency
  3. Description of emergency
  4. Extent of injury if any
  5. Type of chemical if a spill has occurred

While communicating with TUPD it is important to be aware of your surroundings and assure your safety is not compromised. Remain on the phone unless directed otherwise by TUPD.

For more information please refer to the Tufts Emergency Response Guide.

Accident & Incident Reporting

Policy and Procedure

The Accident/Incident Report Form should be used by all faculty members, staff members, students, contractors and visitors to report any accident that resulted in bodily injury/illness, an incident that could have resulted in bodily injury (a near miss) or an incident that resulted in property damage that occurred on Tufts property or on a Tufts sponsored/approved activity off campus.

Note: Motor vehicle accidents (while driving on behalf of the university, on or off campus) must also be reported directly to Tufts Police at 617-627-3030.

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS DOCUMENT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY. LEAVE ANY QUESTIONS BLANK THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO OR WHEN INFORMATION IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT TUFTS BE ADVISED OF THE INCIDENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, RATHER THAN RECEIVE A COMPLETED FORM. IN THE EVENT OF A FATALITY, INPATIENT HOSPITALIZATION, AMPUTATION OR LOSS OF AN EYE, IMMEDIATELY CONTACT TUFTS UNIVERSITY POLICE AT 617-636-6911.  

Link to Form: Tufts University Accident Incident Report Form

The report should be emailed to Debopom Mitra, Risk Management – Tufts University (Debopom.Mitra@tufts.edu) or sent to: Debopom Mitra– Tufts University, 169 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144.

If an employee is out three (3) or more work days, please contact Human Resources at leaves@tufts.edu.

For information on the Workers’ Compensation Program, please go to the Risk Management & Insurance website under the Finance Division.