Mandatory Engineering Physics and CEDT Safety Training
Updated Training Requirements
To work in Engineering Physics or CEDT facilities, a number of courses are mandatory. Some of these courses are mandated by Eng Phys and the CEDT directly, while certain courses are mandated by the University’s EOHSS office or other oversight bodies, like Health Physics.
Eng Phys and the CEDT typically require courses that pertain directly to the specific hazards encountered in our facilities.
EOHSS courses serve two purposes. Some courses EOHSS provides, like WHMIS, are regulated by the government. Other courses, like “ergonomics” or “slips, trips, and falls,” have been developed because statistical trends have identified that these issues cause significant numbers of injuries on campus.
The following Corporate Training Matrices are derived from McMaster’s Corporate Training Matrix. As well, Eng Phys and the CEDT have identified additional courses specifically relevant to our facilities.
Please note, some people fall into more than one category. For example:
Teaching Assistant Role – Academic & Admin, Laboratory.
Faculty Role – Faculty (with Lab Research), Faculty (without Lab Research), Supervisor.
Students and staff should ask your supervisor when mandatory courses are being offered. Report your completion of each training course to your supervisor for their record keeping.
Eng Phys-Specific Hazard Orientation Safety Training
Instructors: Barry Diacon, Peter Jonasson, Graham Pearson, Doris Stevanovic
Dates: January, May, September
Please check the Calendar of Events for Training Dates.
Scope: Addresses identification of various hazards encountered working in Eng Phys / CEDT facilities. The course also includes a viewing of the classic movie “Flashpoint,” followed by a brief quiz and group discussion.
Downloads: Hazard Orientation Safety Report Form
Overview of McMaster University Safety Program
Examples of Real Incidents
Review of Eng Phys / CEDT Safety Website and Related Resources
Brief Quiz and Discussion
Job Hazard Assessment
As of 2008, McMaster has introduced the requirement that all employees complete a Job Hazard Assessment (JHA).
The JHA is intended for record keeping purposes and is expected to reflect the identified mandatory training.
We appreciate that all employees arrange with their supervisor to complete a JHA form by March 2008.