Celebrating North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry
While occupational health and safety should be top of mind every day, North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) is a great opportunity to take a look around your work station for health and safety hazards to ensure it is a safe place for you and your colleagues.
Here are some helpful health and safety tips:
- If you use short forms on bottles containing chemical solutions, the full description of the short form must appear on a list within the laboratory in a prominent location.
- It is a violation of the electrical safety code of Ontario to use an extension cord in a permanent manner. Please remove all extension cords from your work area.
- Glacial acetic acid is a flammable liquid and must be stored in the flammable storage cabinet.
- To properly dispose of waste chemicals, use the process outlined here.
- Microwaves and space heaters must be plugged directly into wall receptacles and never into power bars.
- Remember to test safety eyewashes inside the laboratories on a weekly basis.
- Inform new employees where the official first aid kit can be found for your area and who the first aid kit representative is.
- Click here to access the list of mandatory training courses for Western University employees.
- Click here for more information about occupational health and safety at Western University. This website contains a wealth of information about topics of importance to you and your work environment.
For more information on North American Occupational Safety and Health Week and additional tips, please visit naosh.org.