Worker Safety

In the event of a medical emergency, call 207-786-6111 to reach Bates Campus Safety. Security officers will respond, and supporting agencies (EMS, fire department, etc.) will be notified as needed.

If it is not a medical emergency, a student employee must contact their supervisor to report the event verbally. The supervisor will complete an Injury/Incident Report and email it to Jess Smith and Brenda Sawyer for processing.

If medical treatment is needed, please contact Jess Smith or Brenda Sawyer for assistance. They will provide information for the Bates preferred occupational health clinic. 

After the injury/incident has been reported, the Environmental Health and Safety Department will communicate with the affected student employee regarding an injury investigation, if necessary.


Jess Smith
Director of Environmental, Health & Safety
220 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-786-8226 (office) 207-240-6174 (cell)

Brenda Sawyer
Senior Benefits Specialist and Manager of Leave Programs
215 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240