McMaster University

McMaster University

Laboratory Orientation

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* Retain this completed checklist locally (Either in hard copy or filed electronically)

Work Area Orientation

  • tour immediate work area(s), review security and access measures and introduce to key staff
  • identify location of amenities, safety board and process to contact a JHSC member
  • show posted copies of workplace inspections and forward to New Employees Site on FHSSO
  • review expected dress code for laboratory safety and workplace hygiene

Health, Safety and Injury Management

Emergency and First Aid Procedures

  • review emergency contact numbers for location
  • review emergency evacuation procedures and muster point for group
  • review location of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and pull stations
  • provide location of first aid kit and identify of first aider
  • review emergency code responses if in a hospital

Follow Up After One Week

  • confirm safety training has been completed in mosaic
  • confirm workstation has been set up to meet the ergonomic needs of the worker
  • answer any questions the worker may have about the space, procedures or tasks in the area
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