Safety and Health Week May 1-7
Safety and Health Week was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. During the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between the governments of Mexico, United States, and Canada, workplace safety within the boundaries of all three nations was discussed by government labour department representatives.
Each year the first week of May is dedicated to health and safety and recognized by workplaces throughout North America.
McMaster has recognized this week with special events since it’s inception.
Updated May 1, 2022
The hierarchy of controls continues to be the University framework of measure for the ongoing protection of all members of the McMaster community.
Employees who are working alone on campus must have a working alone plan that is created with their supervisor. The plan must include procedures for obtaining assistance in the event of an emergency.
The checklist is designed to assess the safety of the home workstation. Employees are expected to designate an adequate and separate workstation in the home. To ensure employees are working in a safe and healthy dedicated workstation, the following checklist should be completed. Please note, assessment is of the workstation only and is not reflective of the safety of the home in its entirety.
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