Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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Northern Michigan University
PA-14: Workplace Health and Safety

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Please enter data in the table below:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of recordable workplace injuries and occupational disease cases 20 19
Full-time equivalent of employees 972 972
Number of injuries and cases per FTE employee 0.02 0.02

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

A brief description of when and why the workplace health and safety baseline was adopted (e.g. in sustainability plans and policies or in the context of other reporting obligations):

The workplace health and safety baseline as adopted as it is the most recent available year to use as a baseline. 2015-2016 is the most recent year for which we have information on workplace injuries/casualties to use as a performance year, with the baseline of 2014-2015 immediately preceding this performance year.

Percentage reduction in workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per FTE employee from baseline:

Number of workplace injuries and occupational disease cases per 100 FTE employees, performance year:

A brief description of the institution’s workplace health and safety initiatives, including how workers are engaged in monitoring and advising on health and safety programs:

Public Safety and Police Services conduct health and safety training to all new faculty each year upon employment. We also conduct health and safety training to different departments each year, specific to that particular department. I attached a list of the training topics we discuss with the departments if that will help you with anything. Required annual training for all NMU employees is conducted via PowerPoint presentations located on MyNMU under Public Safety Training System to include Fire Safety, Right To Know, and Asbestos Awareness. There are also training topics including Clery Act and Active Shooter.

We also have multiple health and safety policies, which are all under periodic review (see below). NMU also has a University Safety Committee and an Occupational Safety Committee, both of which discuss health and safety topics on campus (I attached the websites for these as well).

Health and Safety Policy –http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=794&type=Policy
Employee Safety Training policy –http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=816&type=Policy
Safety Statement - http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=867&type=Policy
Eye Safety - http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=870&type=Policy
Hazard Communication - http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=874&type=Policy
Hazardous Material Management - http://www.nmu.edu/policies?p=875&type=Policy

NMU Safety Committees

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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