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Health, Safety & Risk Management

Resources for leaders and administrators in the areas of employee health, safety and risk management.

McMaster University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all workers, students, volunteers and visitors. This is achieved by observing best practices which meet or exceed the standards to comply with legislative requirements. Our workers’ commitment to the University community is integral to the success of the institution. McMaster continues to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

Health and Safety Resources

Supervisor Workplace Inspections Learn More

Inspection forms for various campus locations (e.g., lab, office).

In Case of Workplace Injury Learn More

Supervisors are required to investigate and assign corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.

Health and Safety Training Learn More

Resources for managers on mandatory and site-specific safety training, Job Hazard Analysis, training matrices.

Campus Insurance Learn More

Information related to insurance for equipment in-transit and vehicles.

University Guidelines for COVID-19 Learn More

Guidance for the ongoing protection of all members of the McMaster community.

COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Supervisors Learn More

Information for leaders and employment supervisors to address key questions regarding COVID-19 health guidelines.

See also the COVID-19 FAQ for Chairs and Employment Supervisors of Faculty and Staff.

Vaccine Mandate Learn More

As of October 18, 2021, McMaster’s Vaccination Policy requires all students, faculty and staff to have uploaded proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to MacCheck or have an approved human rights exemption. 

Workplace Accommodation Learn More

Guidance and insights on how to evaluate, implement, and manage workplace accommodation and other requests related to preference or workplace adjustments.