Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) is a team of health, safety and risk management specialists committed to supporting the University’s commitment to creativity, innovation and excellence, and strives to achieve these standards in the areas of environmental and occupational health, safety, loss prevention and mitigation.
EOHSS COVID-19 Resources
Workplace Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19
The following information is intended to assist the McMaster community in the planning process for the gradual return to campus while managing the risk related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are committed to employee health and safety. As with working onsite, to ensure compliance with the reporting requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, if an incident occurs while working remotely or working from home, employees have the responsibility of reporting incidents promptly. Follow these steps to report an incident:
The employee and the supervisor must fill out an injury/incident report form and the employee, supervisor and department chair, manager or director must also sign it.
The supervisor is responsible for investigating the incident and for ensuring corrective action to prevent a recurrence of the incident for due diligence purposes.
If personal injury is involved, all appropriate procedures must be followed (please refer to RMM 1000 and RMM 1002).
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.
The employee has the responsibility of reporting incidents promptly. The employee and the supervisor must fill out this form and the employee, supervisor and department chair, manager or director must sign it.
NOTE: Employees accessing the JHA portal off-campus will need to enter through the McMaster VPN. Directions to access the VPN can be found here. If assistance is required, please contact the UTS Customer Service desk at ext. 24357.