After Hours or Weekend Accident/ Incident/ Injury Protocol

Any accidents, incidents, or injuries occurring while being scheduled to work Monday thru Friday before 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm, or anytime on weekends, shall abide by the following protocol:

  • Employees involved in an accident, incident, or injuries must immediately report it to their immediate supervisor; for major injuries call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Supervisors are required to respond to the scene of the accident/incident.
  • Supervisor should assess the scene of the accident/incident, and inquire if employee(s) involved have sustained any injuries or if they need medical attention.
  • The Risk Management Division should be contacted through the On-Call cell phone at 956-286-6942.  The On-Call Safety and Loss Control Specialist at the time of the accident/incident, will make arrangements for the employee(s) to be drug and alcohol tested, if applicable.
  • Employees will be subject to the City’s Drug & Alcohol Post-Accident Testing if they are involved in a vehicle accident while driving a City vehicle, or involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) while operating a personal vehicle while on-duty time.
  • Employees with life threatening injuries should be transported by EMS unit to the nearest hospital. Upon release from the hospital (if within regular business day/hours), the employee should contact or report to the Workers’ Compensation Nurse’s office located at 1102 Bob Bullock Loop (City Hall Annex) 1st floor, Employee Health & Wellness (956) 727-6484. The employee will then be assessed and medical attention will be coordinated if necessary.
  • Employees seeking medical attention for minor injuries may contact the Safety and Control Specialist at 956-286-6942 so that they can be provided with options for minor medical treatment.
  • If the employee is physically able to drive him or herself to the testing facility, they may do so (this must be assessed by their supervisor and the On-Call Safety and Loss Control Specialist).
  • An employee who is not physically able to drive him or herself due to an injury, they must be transported to the testing facility by their supervisor. If the accident involved occured while driving a City vehicle (motor vehicle accident), the employee shall be placed on a non-driving status until cleared by the Employee Health and Wellness staff.  All other post-accident/injury drug and alcohol testing will have no effect on driving status.
  • The supervisor is responsible for completing an Accident Investigation Report Form along with the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Illness (DWC Form–001). Both forms should be forwarded to the Risk Management Division at 1102 Bob Bullock Loop, 2nd Floor.
  • All injured employees who seek medical attention or who lose time from work will be case managed by the Workers’ Compensation Nurse.




City Hall Annex
Ph. (956) 727-6480 | Fx. (956) 727-6485
1102 Bob Bullock Loop | Laredo, TX 78043
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