McMaster University

McMaster University

Reserch being carried out inside a participant's home.

RMM 801 for Low Risk Research Off Site

1. Determine Applicability

RMM801 is the safety program which captures field trips, placements and research fieldwork. Its goal is to capture safety risks that occur as a result of working outside controlled spaces such as in the environment, off campus and inside people's homes. It may also include travel.

For FHS Research, this will include any research where the researchers travel off site and/or out of hospital. It includes a spectrum of research scopes, therefore contact FHS Safety Office to help determine your applicability under RMM801.


2. Consultation and Forms

If your research is applicable under RMM801, a member of FHS Safety Office will lead you through the process.

Contact FHS Safety Office to set up a 30 minute consultation so we can work together to identify the risks of the proposed activities and ensure you have mitigation strategies in place for each. This includes local hazardous waste disposal and import/export of collected samples.

You will be required to create Standard Operating Procedures identified to be required in the consultation.

The FHS Safety Office member will take the information back, pre-fill all the forms and send the forms back to you for completion.

3. Finalize With Your Department

Once you have approved all of the information in the forms, send the package (forms and your SOPs) to your Chair or department head for their review and signature on the top sheet.

All documentation must be retained by the Researcher.

If the activities change, the process needs to be re-reviewed. If members of the research team change (join/leave), simply complete the person-specific forms for that person. No re-review required.

Any research deemed to be a higher risk than 'low risk' we will follow a different process, which will also be facilitated by FHS Safety Office.

Updated 2022-05-05

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Level Double-A conformance, W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0