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Incident Reporting in the Faculty of Health Science

Report an Incident or Injury

The Faculty of Health Sciences is committed to promoting a healthy and safe environment for students during the course of their studies and clinical training. When an incident does happen, it is important to report the occurrence immediately so action can be taken to ensure a similar or more serious incident does not occur. Documentation and proper reporting of the incident is necessary should there be any lost time or compensation required. Note that there are also certain circumstances where McMaster must report the injury to the Ministry of Labour. Please review the list of Critical Injuries that require immediate reporting.

Reporting an incident or injury is not only your responsibility, it is a critical component of ensuring a safe learning environment. Reporting consists of two steps: first to notify your program that an incident has occurred and second, to complete the required documentation.

The Injury/Incident Report must be completed by both the student and the supervisor then submitted to the FHS Safety Office and your program (see links below). Complete as much of the report as possible and submit within 24 hours of the incident.

Step One — Ensure immediate medical needs are attended to if required

Step Two — Notify your program that an incident has occurred providing brief details - see email links below

Step Three — Continue with exposure/injury process as required

Step Four — Complete McMaster Injury Incident Report and submit by fax or email

Program Email Fax
Undergraduate MD Program Hamilton Notify / Email scanned report to Undergraduate MD Program Hamilton 905-528-8539
Undergraduate MD Program Niagara Notify / Email scanned report to Undergraduate MD Program Niagara 905-528-8539
Undergraduate MD Program Waterloo Notify / Email scanned report to Undergraduate MD Program Waterloo 905-528-8539
BScNursing Program Notify / Email scanned report to BScN Program 905-528-8539
MScNursing / PHCNP Program Notify / Email scanned report to Post Graduate Nursing  
Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care Notify / Email scanned report to Child Life  
Midwifery Education Program Notify / Email scanned report to Midwifery 905-528-8539
Occupational Therapy Program Notify / Email scanned report to Occupational Therapy 905-528-8539
Physiotherapy Program Notify / Email scanned report to Physiotherapy 905-528-8539
Physician Assistant Education Program Notify / Email scanned report to Physician Assistant Education Program 905-528-8539
Speech-Language Pathology Program Notify / Email scanned report to Speech-Language Pathology 905-528-8539
     

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