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Module 8.0 — Office Guidelines & Common Protocols

This module is to help all new employees become accustomed to office supply use and other common practices within the Department of Surgery.

8.1 Voicemail

For information on how to setup and operate the Hamilton Health Sciences phone and voicemail system, click here for the HHS Telephone Guide and HHS Voicemail Guide.

For information on how to setup and operate the St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton phone and voicemail system, click here for SJHH Telephone Guide and SJHH Voicemail Guide.

8.2 Fax Machines and Photocopiers

Please see the following documents for information on safe photocopy and fax machine use:

8.3 Confidential Waste Disposal

Please see the following document for information on acceptable confidential waste disposal PDF, applicable to all Hamilton Health Sciences sites. 

8.4 Dress Guideline

Although McMaster University does not have an official dress code in place for its employees, the Department of Surgery has its own strict dress code policy in effect. Please see the following document to understand what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of attire when working for the Department of Surgery: 

Department of Surgery — Dress Guidelin​e

Scent-Aware Guidelines - McMaster University

8.5 Parking

Please see the following document for information on where to park and how to obtain a parking spot/pass at each of the Department of Surgery sites. 

Department of Surgery — Parking

8.6 Canada Post 

If you are sending anything to Canada Post with interoffice mail pickup, you MUST include a COP account # on the outside of the package, whether from SJH or HHS sites. You can either bundle things together to send with the account # or put the account # on each individual package. 

If you do not know your SJH account #, please contact Tanya Nesvit @ ext 47104 or

8.7 HHS Room Bookings

Health Sciences Centre Health Sciences Centre bookings:, extension 22885
Ewart Angus Centre (Open Area)
Hamilton General Hospital

Room Bookings form found on Citrix. Contact IT if experiencing login issues.

Juravinski Hospital
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Chedoke Hospital
St. Joseph's Healthcare sites Catering/Room Booking Charlton:
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery



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