As of 2008, McMaster has introduced a new First Aid program.
The program is intended to meet the WSIB's Regulation 1101: First Aid Requirements.
As per the terms of Regulation 1101, First Aid stations must be situated throughout the workplace at regular intervals so that injured persons can access treatment within 4 minutes. The stations must be staffed by an employee certified in Standard First Aid.
The First Aid Provider must complete an incident report in the case of any incident that requires first aid.
In the event of a serious injury, alert the local first aid provider and also dial 88 for emergency assistance.
As of March 2008, First Aid stations will be situated throughout buildings across campus.
In Engineering Physics, Peter Jonasson will provide first aid. He will maintain a stocked first aid kit in room JHE A304.
In TAB, Jack Wojcik will maintain a stocked first aid kit in TAB 110.
In cases of serious injury or accidents, McMaster University's Emergency First Response Team (EFRT) can provide advanced emergency first aid.
The EFRT team is staffed by trained, certified student volunteers. The team responds to incidents across campus.
To access EFRT assistance, dial 88 and Security Services will dispatch EFRT to your location.
To call for emergency ambulance assistance on the McMaster campus, dial 88 from any campus phone.
Security Services will dispatch McMaster's Emergency First Response Team and an ambulance to your location.
Dialing 911 will also connect directly to Security Services so that they can ensure emergency response vehicles are directed to the correct location.