Correcting a Hazard
Thank you for taking the time to correct a hazard!
For hazards requiring IMMEDIATE attention, don't hesitate to call the campus emergency telephone number: 3000 for the downtown campus and 7777 for Macdonald campus.
If the hazard entails a maintenance problem (with heating, cooling or ventilation; fire alarm systems; electrical hazards, etc.) contact the Facilities Call Centre (FCC).
Choose any of the following methods to communicate your request. (Please note: all emergencies must be reported by telephone).
Facilities Call Centre
Fire extinguisher concerns?
Do you have an extinguisher that is due for inspection or has an apparent defect? Does an extinguisher require a refill? Contact Emergency Measures and Fire Prevention at 3473.
Hazards in your own Department?
If the hazard you wish to correct arises from activities in your own department, the first person to speak with is your supervisor. He or she is responsible for ensuring that you are able to conduct your work safely. If this does not work, try speaking with a representative on your departmental health and safety committee. If you work in a department involved in laboratory work, there should be a committee already in place.
Need first aid supplies?
Check your first aid kit frequently to make sure it contains everything it is supposed to. See the list of the minimum contents for a first-aid kit, provided by the CSST, along with a few other suggested items.
For the name(s) of supplier(s) who sell first-aid kits and supplies at a discounted rate for McGill staff and students, see our page on ordering supplies.
Concerned about a construction or renovation project taking place in your area? Contact Facilities Development at 4555 and ask to be put in touch with the manager for the project or check the Facilities Operations and Development website
Please take a few moments to fill in the indoor air quality form available in the forms section and forward it to the Environmental Health and Safety Office. This will provide useful background information to assist in investigating the problem.
If this is a problem regarding high temperature conditions in your workplace, please refer to the Guidelines for Dealting with High Temperatures in the Workplace document.
Not sure who to contact?
Are you not sure about a hazard or who you should contact? Do you need more information? Please send us an ehs [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).