University Incident Reporting Policy for Accidents/Injuries/Illnesses

Initiated: February 1, 1987
Approved: March 4, 1987

Purpose

To establish a uniform procedure and format for reporting work related accidents, injuries and illnesses, and other injuries or accidents occurring on property owned or under the control of Northern Michigan University.

Applicability

All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students, visitors.

Policy

Public Safety must be immediately notified of all personal injury accidents* involving faculty, staff, students, or visitors, resulting in injuries requiring treatment other than self-administered first aid. The injured individual must notify his or her supervisor, responsible faculty member, or Public Safety. A University Incident Report must be prepared within twenty-four (24) hours of the injury by the supervisor, responsible faculty member, or Public Safety.

*A personal injury accident is an accident other than a motor vehicle accident. Motor vehicle accidents involving injuries are required to be reported by the Motor Vehicle Code.

References

Section 69, Act 154, of Public Acts of 1974 as amended, Part 11.

Initiating Department/Division

Public Safety and Police Services, 227-2152.