Injury/Illness

In the event that a student, visitor or fellow employee sustains an illness or injury, Oakland University employee’s should make every effort to assist that person as follows:

Life Threatening Situation
  • Call OU Police and give the exact location and nature of the emergency.
  • Do NOT move the victim if there appear to be major injuries involved.
Non Life Threatening Situation
  • Call OU Police and give the exact location and nature of the emergency
  • The following individuals should be contacted:
    • If an employee is injured or ill, the employee’s supervisor should be contacted immediately. Serious illnesses/injuries should also be reported to the vice president of the division in which the employee works.
    • If a student is seriously injured or ill, the dean of Students should be notified; the dean will then notify the injured student’s parents or guardians.

Employees with serious and chronic problems are encouraged to notify their supervisors, coworkers, etc., of these medical problems, as well as any standard emergency treatments that apply to these conditions.