The OJI/Illness Program is responsible for coordination of benefits payable (medical expenses and lost wages) to any employee who may have an injury/illness sustained in the course of, and arising out of, employment at UAB.

If you have an injury requiring medical treatment that would cause a bill to be generated, you MUST fill out an OJI Application for Benefits form as well as a Release of Information form, both available on the Instructions and Forms for OJI page. The Trend Tracker Incident Report must also be completed before any bills will be paid:



Needle Sticks and/or Other Exposures

  • Hospital Employees: Needle sticks and/or other exposures (including blood or body fluids), call the Rapid Response Team at 205-934-3675.
  • Campus Employees (to include Post Doc, graduate student employees, visiting scholars and visiting scientists): Employees with needle sticks and/or other exposures should be evaluated at The Workplace during the work week (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.). If an incident occurs on the weekend or outside The Workplace’s hours of operation (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.), employees should go to UAB Highland’s ED or University Hospital ED.

Transporting Injured Employees

Injured employees should use Blazer Express for transportation to and from The Workplace for the initial visit. The Workplace is located at UAB Highlands, Suite 100. The phone number is 205-933-5300.

Instructions and Forms for OJI

The Instructions and Forms for OJI page provides detailed instructions for employees and supervisors, and downloadable forms necessary to handle an OJI incident. Please review all forms and instructions carefully. 

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