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Note to school district staff: the primary source for all Health and Safety related information is the District intranet (https://inside.sd42.ca), which can be reached via the link at the top of this page.
Employee and Family Assistance Program
As an employee of the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District (SD42), you and your immediate family have complimentary access to a variety of confidential professional support resources and tools through the Morneau Shepell Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Please note: we have changed EFAP service providers as of May 1, 2016.
Understanding the Morneau Shepell Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Your EFAP is a confidential and voluntary support service that can help you take the first step toward change. Let us help you find solutions to the challenges you face at any age and stage of life. You and your immediate family members who would be eligible for benefits can access immediate and confidential support in a way that is most suited to your preferences, comfort level and lifestyle.
Confidential and no cost
The EFAP is completely confidential within the limits of the law. No one, including your employer, will ever know that you have used the service unless you choose to tell them. You and your immediate eligible family members have access to the EFAP at no cost.
Let your EFAP help you find solutions for your work, health, and life
- Short-term Professional Counselling
- Family Support Services
- Legal Support Services
- Financial Support Services
Access your EFAP 24/7
Call: 1.844.880.9142 TTY: 1.877.338.0275
Website: www.workhealthlife.com gives you access to hundreds of articles, tools and resources.
Mobile: Instant access to support on the go! Download the My EAP app now at your device app store (Apple, Android & Blackberry)
Promoting health, safety and wellness
The Employee Health, Safety and Wellness Department mission is to develop and communicate a comprehensive health, safety and wellness program, to meet the needs of employees and identify, evaluate and control occupational and non-occupational risk factors. The department also manages employee incident and injury claims with support through accommodations and return to work programs.
Liaising with administration, worksite health and safety committees, labour groups, the Workers' Compensation Board, and other agencies, Employee Health, Safety and Wellness develops education and training and compliance strategies with the Workers' Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and related standards.
The occupational health and safety program is designed to provide workers with a safe workplace and to comply with requirements of the Workers’ Compensation Act and WorksafeBC (Workers Compensation Board) Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation.
The School District is committed to providing workers with a safe and healthy workplace by:
- Promoting a positive attitude towards health and safety in the workplace.
- Providing sufficient resources to implement the occupational health and safety program.
- Complying with WorksafeBC legislation, regulations, standards and established safe work procedures.
- Complying with collective agreement language as it relates to Health & Safety.
Promoting and supporting, Worksite Joint Health & Safety committees and the District Health & Safety Committee.
Accident/Incident Reporting Procedures
Employees must report all injuries and accidents, no matter how insignificant they may seem. Significant near miss incidents must also be reported. Employees must also report any situation where the worker experiences any threatening statements or behavior which gives a worker reasonable cause to believe that they are at risk of injury.
All injuries must be reported to the Principal/Supervisor and if necessary the first aid attendant. The employee and Principal/Supervisor will complete the necessary forms and fax them to the District Health, Safety and Wellness Manager within 72 hours of any accident/incident.
For further information about Employee Health, Safety and Wellness, contact:
Manager Health, Safety & Wellness
School District No. 42 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows
Direct Line: 604-466-6229
Cell Phone: 604-626-9920
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