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Posting requirements

Posting of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) information is required under Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and fire regulations.

Department

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) bulletin board(s)

These bulletin boards should be located:

  • in every building where a department has significant space and
  • where posters/documents will come to the attention of employees such as department office/meeting area/lunch room/first aid station area
  • sufficient space for documents from Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) and other health, safety and environment notices must be given

To obtain these posters/documents please contact Safety Office at ext. 33587 or safety@uwaterloo.ca. Please identify by building, stating how many posters are needed.

HSE Bulletin Board(s) locations should be reported to the Safety Office and should include the following posters/documents:

Health, safety and environment bulletin board listing all the procedures and posters in the Safety Office

Sufficient space for documents from Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) and other health, safety and environment notices:

General faculty/department space (office, laboratories, shops and studios

The following posters should be located throughout buildings and work areas near common phones and room exits.

Hazardous materials spills/waste disposal

Chemical labs and areas with hazardous materials should post the Hazardous materials spill poster (Main Campus September 06 or building specific for DWE, PHR and ARC) and the Hazardous waste disposal poster (pickup or building specific for ESC, DWE, E6,and PHR).

Laboratory hazards poster (if applicable)

laboratory hazards posterAcademic locations with hazardous materials should post the Laboratory hazards poster. The Laboratory hazards poster must be printed in color and mounted in a plastic frame (available from the Safety Office) on or beside the main door.

Department meeting rooms

The following poster should be located in department meeting rooms, located next to room exit.


Faculty/department classroom space (Registrar's Office handles their classroom space)

The following poster should be located in wall mounted frames (available through Plant Operations works request) usually located next to room exit nearest lecturer’s area in room: