McMaster University

McMaster University

FHS Learners

Safety Training

When a student participates on a work placement through their education program to gain work skills they are considered a Learner. A Learner could be potentially exposed to the same hazards as any employee.

Before a Learner goes on a placement there are safety training requirements to complete. Please contact your program to gain access to your student training module in Avenue 2 Learn.

Safety training is prescribed by your program. First year students are typically enrolled in the Avenue system by the department. Second and subsequent years may be asked to complete additional safety training (or re-training) through the Mosaic system. It is important to note that once you have completed courses in Mosaic, the completion is recorded on your safety training record. This record is available at Mosaic > Regulatory Training > Training Summary.

For first year learners, you require to attempt to log into Avenue before we are able to enroll you in safety training courses. The attempt activates your MacID. You can also activate your MacID here. This does not apply to second year or higher.

If you have any issues with safety training, please contact

Incident Reporting

If an incident does occur, it must be reported to your local supervisor or preceptor and your education program using both the local process (verified by your preceptor) and the McMaster injury reporting process.

You should report the incident to your supervisor or preceptor because they are required to complete Section 2 and 3 of the Incident Report.

The information is sent to the FHS Safety Office for review.

Critical Injury Reporting

A critical injury is:

  • Places life in jeopardy;
  • Produces unconsciousness;
  • Results in substantial loss of blood;
  • Involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or a toe;
  • Involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or a toe;
  • Consists of burns to a major portion of the body;
  • Causes the loss of sight in an eye.

If a critical injury does occur, follow the critical injury reporting protocol. It is extremely important to send notification back to the University within hours of the critical injury.

Updated 2022-04-13

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