Accident/Incident Reports


Do not follow the records retention schedule to destroy records that are currently part of–or you are aware that they are going to be part of–any legal action or proceeding, litigation, audit, investigation, or review. For more information, see the Subpoenas for University Records Policy.

Schedule Number

Tufts Accident/Incident Report Forms used 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. 

Accident/Incident Reports info
Record HolderRetention PeriodDisposition
Official Copy Risk Management

6 years

Confidential destruction 

Unofficial Copy Offices and Departments

Until no longer needed after submission to Risk Management

Confidential destruction


Risk Management is the official record holder. Offices and Departments submit their reports to Risk Management and hold unofficial copies. 

152 M.G.L. § 41
Risk Management, Health Service, Office of Information Security, University Counsel, and Tufts Archival Research Center
Effective Date