McMaster University

McMaster University

New Employees

Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University! We are here to ensure your first days, weeks and months are effortless. We will guide you through our safety system and assist with any queries you may have.

Please view the organizational chart for the University to learn where your department sits.

Set Up an Introductory Meeting

We would be delighted to set up a 30 minute meeting! Our goal is to ensure you are provided with supports and resources to manage safety in your area. Please email to set up an introductory meeting.


Safety Training

Prior to a meeting, you can complete your safety training online which is delivered via Avenue to Learn. Log in to Avenue to complete the content and the records of completion are recorded in Mosaic. You will have already been enrolled in some modules as a part of your onboarding process. Please be advised that you are automatically unenrolled after 30-60 days if you have not completed. There are no notifications of unenrollment. Please contact with any questions.

Explore Websites

Please explore and bookmark the following websites to build your familiarity.

FHS Safety Office - Safety service for the Faculty of Health Sciences

EOHSS - safety service for other Faculties and on campus. Sometimes you will connect with this safety office for specific topics, depending the topic and your location.

Risk Management Manual - The website that houses all of the safety policies and programs.

Employee Health Services - accommodations, WSIB claims and other health related topics.

Campus Security - Security contact for non-hospital on campus (MDCL, CRL, IAHS) and off campus (DBHSC)

On-Campus Building Notices - sign up to get emailed about building notices for your on-campus building.

Updated: 2022-06-01

Participating in Safety

You can participate in safety within the Faculty of Health Sciences in a number of different ways.


Joint Health and Safety Committees

We have a number of Joint Health and Safety Committees within our Faculty at different workplace locations. We discuss safety topics that are important to the location and make recommendations to senior management for improvements. We meet monthly or bi-monthly. We strongly encourage you join us! Contact if you are interested in becoming a member.

FHS JHSC Webpage

JHSC Terms of Reference

First Aid Responder

A first aid responder is someone who has been trained in basic first aid. Training is provided by the University. A first aider provides emergency medical response for their assigned area and maintains the first aid kits. Please visit the RMM 1204 First Aid Program and contact us if you wish to participate.

Fire Warden

A fire warden is someone who provides leadership during a fire alarm in non-hospital hosted locations. Please visit RMM 1201 Fire Safety Plan and contact us if you wish to participate.

Code Captain (hospital locations)

A Code Captain is someone who provides leadership when a hospital emergency code is called. Captains work alongside hospital code captains to deliver direction for the building. Please contact us if you wish to participate.

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