Health and Safety

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology is committed to providing a safe environment and maintaining a culture that promotes health and safety. The Co-Chairs of the Chemistry Health & Safety Committee are Jim McNulty, Paul Harrison and Fan Fei. We offer the following tools and information to help you deliver on this commitment.

  • Laboratory Inspections: Your recent Lab Inspection Reports can be found here. Our LabCliQ software logs and keeps track of all inspections.
  • Template for Laboratory Door Information signs are required for all experiemental spaces. The template can be found here. Instructions: Save the file for best results. Delete the symbols and other information that doesn't apply to your lab. Print the completed template in colour and bring it to the Chemistry Main Office for laminating.
  • Injury/Incident Reports should be completed whenever an injury or incident happens to help with preventing future incidents.
  • Designated Substance Reports must be completed if you have designated substances in your laboratory. The form will then need to be approved by the Joint Health and Safety Committee (should we include a link or a contact so people don't have to go hunting?).
  • Resources for Creating Standard Operating Procedues (SOP)
  • Joint Health and Safey Committee Tools
McMaster's Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) is a team of health, safety and risk management specialists support our safety culture. More safety information can be found on their website.

If you have questions, please contact Fan Fei or any member of the Chemistry & Chemical Biology Health and Safety Committee.

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