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
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
To access your EFAP 24/7, visit the Health and Safety Department page on the staff portal: https://portal.sd42.ca/department/hs/Pages/default.aspx.
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.