Wildcat Statue

Incident Reporting Policy for Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses


Incident Reporting Policy for Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses

Purpose

To establish a uniform procedure and format for reporting all accidents, injuries and illnesses, and near misses that occur on property owned or under the control of Northern Michigan University.

Policy

Public Safety must be immediately notified of all personal injury accidents* involving faculty, staff, students, or visitors. The injured individual must notify his or her supervisor, responsible faculty member, or NMU Police Department. A University Incident Report must be prepared within twenty-four (24) hours of the injury.

*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.

Reference

MIOSHA-STD-1501 Part 11
 

For more information or clarification contact safety@nmu.edu or 906-227-2151


Procedure for Reporting an Incident

https://apps.nmu.edu/incidentReport/

 

Procedure for Reporting a Near Miss

A near miss is defined as an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage, but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality, or damage from occurring.

Access the Near Miss form HERE

Date Approved:3-4-1987
Last Revision:2-12-2024
Last Reviewed:2-12-2024
Approved By:President
Oversight Unit:SAFETY DEPARTMENT