Health and Safety Training for McMaster Employees

EOHSS offers both in-class and a number of online training sessions to communicate information regarding hazards. EOHSS always recommends attending the in-class sessions, as it provides an opportunity to interact with a competent instructor; but if this is not possible, several sessions are available for completion online. Please see our Training Catalogue for a detailed list of the courses offered by EOHSS, and our Training Matrices to determine which courses you are required to take.

Training materials in an accessible format and catered sessions can be provided upon request to .

Training Requirements                                         Training Process          

Core Seven

Required Training

These are the seven training modules required for all employees, visitors, volunteers, faculty and staff at the university.

  • Fire Safety - every 3 years
  • Health & Safety Orientation
  • Violence & Harassment Prevention - every 3 years
  • Slips Trips & Falls
  • WHMIS 2015 - every 5 years
  • Ergonomics
  • Asbestos Awareness
Also required to complete:

Do You Need More Training?

Depending on their role within the Univeristy and workplace environment, employees may be required to take additional hazard specific training. For a detailed list of all role specific training please see our Training Matrices.

Employees should also receive site-specific, on the job training from their supervisors in which they are made aware of any and all job hazards, protective measures and standard operating procedures.

Job Hazard Analysis

A component of safety audit criteria requires McMaster to provide a documented job hazard analysis of main activities in the workplace. A job hazard analysis is essential in clarifying the work to be done in conjunction with the hazards and controls associated with the tasks. Individuals must review the job hazard analysis task forms with their supervisor to ensure all main activities have been identified, and that proper training has been provided.

Please see our Instruction Guide for step by step directions on how to go about completing a Job Hazard Analysis.

A JHA must be completed upon the start of any and all work contracts. This applies to all staff, faculty, visitors, volunteers, contractors and placement students. 

To view further information regarding JHA's, please refer to: http://jhaweb.mcmaster.ca/ or RMM #324: Job Hazard Analysis Program

AODA Training

AODA Customer Service Training is run by McMaster Accessibility

For more information please see their website or contact .

Step 1: Register on Mosaic via the Regulatory Training tile on your homepage OR the following pathway:

NavBar > Navigator > Human Resources > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Enrollment

Step 2: “Search by course name” > Leave search field blank > “Search” > “View available sessions” and proceed with your registration until reaching “Submit”

Please disregard the start/end date of online training. These are used for administration purposes and will not affect your registration or course completion.

Step 3: For online sessions only. After one business day the courses will appear in Avenue to Learn for completion.

Log in with your MacID and complete the training found under term Continuing.

Step 4: After successful completion of both online and/or in-class training, your training record will be updated in Mosaic the following business day. This can be viewed via the Regulatory Training tile on your Mosaic homepage OR the following pathway:

Nav Bar > Navigator > Human Resources > Self Service > Learning and Development > Request Training Summary

Step 5: Save or print a copy of your summary as proof of completion for your supervisor and/or department administrator. All records for health and safety training completed before 2015 are stored in our historical database.

To verify class times and locations for your personal training in Mosaic please navigate:

Main Menu>Human Resources>Self Service>Learning and Development>Active Session Course Time

Proof of Training

Through self-service, individuals can also access their own training summary to view newly completed training. Historical data of training prior to Mosaic will not be included but can be requested by contacting the appropriate safety office. For contact information, please see our FAQ #7.

Training summary navigation: Main Menu>Human Resources>Self Service>Learning & Development>Training Summary

Instructions to obtain your training record

Questions? Problems with Mosaic?

Please email to receive a training summary of training not completed through Mosaic.

For any and all questions regarding EOHSS Health & Safety Training please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at or ext. 24352