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Reporting Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses

Students, visitors, and serious problems

If a student or visitor is injured, or if any injury or illness is serious and someone may require medical attention, contact Public Safety immediately:

Phone location Dial
Non-University phone (e.g. cell phone) 313-993-1123
McNichols Campus phone
Corktown Campus (Dentistry) 313-494-6706
Riverfront Campus (Law) phone 9-993-1123

When calling, inform us of the severity of the accident so that we may respond appropriately.

Reporting other problems

Reporting all injuries, accidents and serious illnesses that happen at UDM is important. These reports allow the University to target unsafe situations and prevent future injury or illness.

Supervisors: please ensure that all employee accidents are reported in your department. Supervisors may report accidents by completing the form provided here for minor accidents. When completed, send it via:

Report potential hazards

A potential hazard is when an accident could have occurred, but for some reason, such as an employee catching her fall, the injury was avoided. Near misses and other potential hazards can be reported in a brief e-mail message to publicsafety@udmercy.edu. Reporting a near miss is just as important as reporting an actual incident. Early attention to a potential hazard enables the University to work at preventing future injury and loss.


You should report any illness that appears serious, such as a person passing out or someone who is violently ill. It is not necessary to fill out the report for minor illnesses, such as the flu or a cold.

Accident/illness report forms

If you are unable to download the accident report, or if you are unsure of whether Public Safety should be called, feel free to call us at 313-993-1233. An officer will take the accident report.