Northern Michigan University believes that a "Total Safety" program is essential in advancing the well-being of its students and employees. 

Making Northern Michigan University a safe place to live, learn, work and play is a part of the mission of the NMU Safety Department. A large part of NMU's safety effort is educating faculty and staff about the safety measures that Northern Michigan University is held accountable for. The NMU Safety Department provides workplace safety training to give employees the knowledge and skills to recognize safety hazards, understand safe practices and expectations, prevent injuries, and protect equipment. 

NMU consults with the Consultation Education and Training (CET) division of Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) as well as the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). 

It is the policy of Northern Michigan University to promote safe living and working through an effective safety program in all phases of our operation: Education, research, student service, public service and employee and community relations.