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Department of Public Safety

Vehicular

If you are involved in or witness any vehicular accident on campus, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Check the scene to make sure it is safe for you to respond.

  2. Render any immediate first aid that you are qualified to provide. Do not attempt to move injured persons unless a life-threatening condition such as a fire exists.

  3. Notify the MACU Police Department of the accident at (405) 692-3100 or 711 from a University phone, providing details about the location, number of vehicles involved, vehicle descriptions, and any injuries that resulted. Remain on the telephone with the MACU Police Department unless instructed otherwise.

  4. Remain at the scene of the accident until a MACU Police Officer arrives, and advise any parties to the accident that they also need to remain. If a party to the accident attempts to leave prior to the officer’s arrival, do not attempt to stop the person. However, do take note of the appearance of the vehicle and person, and attempt to record the license plate number.

  5. Upon arrival, the responding MACU police officer shall be responsible for subsequent steps, including coordination with any responding emergency personnel, identification of witnesses, investigation of the accident, and submission of any required motor vehicle collision reports.

Workplace

If you are involved in or witness a workplace accident on campus, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Check the scene to make sure it is safe for you to respond.

  2. Render any immediate first aid that you are qualified to provide. Do not attempt to move injured persons unless a life-threatening condition such as a fire exists.
  3. Notify the MACU Police Department of the accident at (405) 692-3100 or 711 from a University phone, providing details about the location, nature of the accident, and any injuries that resulted. Remain on the telephone with the MACU Police Department unless instructed otherwise.

  4. If the cause of the accident still poses a danger to others, notify the officer and provide whatever assistance you are requested to and capable of rendering to reduce or eliminate the danger.

  5. If the accident involves injury to a MACU employee notify the University’s Worker’s Compensation coordinator in the Human Resource Department, as soon as feasible. If the MACU Police Department has been notified of the accident and responded, that department shall contact the University’s Workers’ Compensation coordinator. If the MACU Police Department has not been notified of the accident, the employee (or the employee’s supervisor if the employee is unable to provide notification) shall contact the University’s Workers’ Compensation coordinator, who will likely need to obtain additional information directly from the injured in order to coordinate the submission of required paperwork.

  6. If the accident involves injury to a MACU student or visitor, the University’s Insurance and Risk Manager, in the Human Resources Office must also be notified. The MACU Police Department shall provide this notification in all instances when it has been notified of an accident and responded.

  7. Upon notification, the MACU Police Department will notify the President’s Office of a serious accident or injury to a MACU student or visitor.

  8. Upon notification, the MACU Police Department shall document accidents in an incident report. When possible, the cause of the injury will be identified.

  9. When appropriate, the University shall then take steps to eliminate any causes of the injury that are within its purview.