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Occupational Safety

Health and Safety Responsibilities for Managers, Supervisors and Workers are clearly outlined in RMM #102 Occupational Health and Safety Act. More information can be obtained for managers and supervisors by attending Due Diligence training.

 

McMaster has a Workplace Environmental Health and Safety Policy that is reviewed by the Central Health and Safety Committee each year as well as signed by our President Patrick Deane. The policy speaks to the commitment of health and safety by all workplace parties to include students, visitors and volunteers.

Health and Safety Policy

This element speaks to responsibilities as well as accountability of all parties to include contractors and visitors.

A visitor’s log is to be used within restricted areas of the workplace i.e. facility services shops, hospitality kitchens, nuclear reactor and level 2 and 3 labs.  All visitors who are temporarily entering the workplace and may be admitted to areas generally off limits to the public need to be signed in and out using the visitor’s log found in the appendix of RMM 102.

The visitor is on business but is not under contract. This program also discusses non-routine work and the need to refresh training.

 

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Ergonomics Learn More

McMaster is dedicated to proactively working towards a healthy workplace including offering ergonomic solutions for employees.

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Violence and Harassment Prevention in the Workplace Learn More

McMaster continues to be committed to provide and maintain healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety Learn More

We encourage all members of the McMaster community to take a moment to review some basic fire safety considerations.

Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures Learn More

Template Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

First Aid Requirements

First Aid Requirements Learn More

Update of this page is in progress.  The Faculty of Health Sciences Safety Office will be sending out requests to verify your participation in this program.

NOTE:  Current First Aid Certificates are now valid until December 31, 2021.  More information can be found here.

This focuses in on our ability to provide speedy first aid treatment to employees who have received minor injuries.  The First Aid Regulations 1101 provide the direction to comply with this section.

Inspection Checklists

Forklift Daily Inspection Checklist

Checklist for forklift inspection. | PDF

Hoist-Crane Daily Inspection Checklist

Inspection checklist for hoist/crane | PDF

Ladder Inspection Checklist

Checklist for ladder inspections. | PDF

Dock Leveler Operator Daily Checklist

Checklist for dock leveler operators. | PDF

Vehicle Circle Check for Material Handling and Trucking

Daily vehicle circle check for Facility Services material handling and trucking. | PDF