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.

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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
Flashpoint Film
Brief Quiz and Discussion

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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.

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Site-Specific Training

Site-specific training is an integral part of the Engineering Physics and CEDT research. As covered in our Safe Workplace Policy, all persons working with Engineering Physics or CEDT equipment must be trained in the safe operation of the equipment by the supervisor responsible for the equipment.


By completing the Eng Phys Hazard Orientation Safety Report Form, you acknowledge that you’ve been made aware of the various hazards and SOPs present in your work area.

Posted on the door of every lab there should be a list of hazards present in the facility, as well as contact information for the primary lab users.

For each hazard listed on the door poster, there should be written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) accessible to anyone using the lab. The supervisor of the lab must provide or delegate training so that anyone using the lab is made familiar with the SOPs applicable to their work.

The supervisor is expected to log this site-specific training. For most purposes the Hazard Orientation Safety Report Form is a sufficient record of site-specific training, but supervisors may add additional log notes to their records.

Who Do I See For CEDT Equipment Training?

The lists below provide the supervisors of specific items of CEDT equipment. Please contact these individuals to arrange training.

If you require training on an item of CEDT equipment that is not listed here, please contact CEDT to make arrangements.

By Location:





CEDT Clean Room JHE A306 All Doris Stevanovic
Zhilin Peng
CEDT Analysis Lab JHE 318 All George Chiran
CEDT Growth Lab TAB 110 MBE
Shahram Tavakoli
Jack Wojcik
JHE A314 JHE A314 RTAs
Hall Effect
Doris Stevanovic
Zhilin Peng
JHE A302 JHE A305 Fume hood Doris Stevanovic

By Instrument:




Metallization (CR)
RIE (III-V materials)
alpha step
wet bench
JHE A306 Doris Stevanovic
Zhilin Peng
RTA JHE A314 Doris Stevanovic
Hall Effect JHE A314 Shahram Tavakoli
X-ray diffraction TAB 110/A/A Shahram Tavakoli
Photoluminescence (PL)
TAB 205
TAB 110
George Chiran
FTIR spectroscopy TAB 110 George Chiran
Ellipsometry TAB 205 Jack Wojcik
George Chiran
LIV characterization TAB 205 George Chiran
RTAs / tube furnaces TAB 205 George Chiran
RIE (Si-based materials) TAB 110 Shahram Tavakoli
Dicing saw TAB 205 Zhilin Peng
SEM TAB 205 Zhilin Peng
Fume hood JHE A302 Doris Stevanovic
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