After the situation has been stabilized and the immediate danger has been reduced or eliminated, a thorough investigation will be conducted by the Zone Coordinator to determine the cause(s) of the incident. This investigation will serve to provide information, enabling the University to prevent similar incidents in the future, and is not intended for placing blame.

Reports required will depend on the nature of the incident, the materials involved and the damages resulting from the incident. The following reports will be required:

  • A detailed investigation report describing the chain of events leading to the incident, what took place during the incident, resulting injuries and property damage and measures to be started to prevent future occurrences.
  • Appropriate injury and property damage reports required by the University of Tennessee.
  • In cases involving the release of any “Extremely Hazardous Substance” or any “Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) Hazardous Substance” which spreads “Outside” the site boundaries, the “Work Sheet Emergency Release Notification” must be completed and submitted with other reports.
  • Other appropriate reports as required by local, state, and federal governments. The local Emergency Management Agency director will be able to provide assistance in determining which reports will be necessary.