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In order to ensure the safety of its employees, faculty and students, McMaster University.


Emergency Procedures Poster

McMaster University emergency procedures.

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Fire Wardens Learn More

In order to ensure the safety of its employees, faculty and students, McMaster University and the University Health and Safety (UHS) office have designated Fire Wardens for each building on campus, in the unfortunate case of building evacuation.  Not only are Fire Wardens required by the Ontario Fire Code but they act as an important communication and authoritative tool when it comes to evacuation procedures.

McMaster University Individual Emergency Response Plan Learn More

This document is to assist supervisors in planning for emergencies which may occur to individuals with limitations.  It is intended as a guide for items to be considered, it is not all encompassing.  An individual emergency response plan is required for individuals identified under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Section 27.

Request Procedure for Burning Traditional and Sacred Medicines (Smudging) Learn More

This procedure is intended to recognize that the use of these Traditional and Sacred Medicines for ceremonial purposes is separate and distinct from the ‘recreational’ use of tobacco, and other substances, and as such is not subject to the same restrictions outlined in the Smoke Free Campus Policy.