Sudden Death Policy

Sudden Death

Date approved: 1-4-2000
Last update: 9-12-2017
Approved by: President
Oversight unit: PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE SERVICES
Level: Admin Policy
Purpose

To respond appropriately to the sudden death of an employee, temporary employee or student of Northern Michigan University.

Applicability

All University employees, temprorary employees, students and visitors.

Description

If the death occurs on property owned or under the control of Northern Michigan University the Director of Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for initiating an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, safeguarding and securing the scene, coordinating with appropriate medical and forensic services, and initiating appropriate notifications.

If the death occurs off campus, the Director of Public Safety and Police Services is responsible for gathering all pertinent information surrounding the incident and initiating appropriate notifications.

Any work-related death of an NMU employee must be reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within 8 hours of the incident to 1-800-858-0397.


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