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Human Resource Services Report: April, 2008
Published by Mary MacNeil [MaryM] on 04/29/2008 (3201 reads)
Human Resource Services Report: April, 2008

Superintendent′s Report

Human Resource Services

April 2008


Attendance Management Policy

Development of the Attendance Management Policy continues and will be reviewed and critiqued by HR staff.

Attendance Data Management

- Collection of statistics relating to NSTU and CUPE absences

- Statistics on teacher absenteeism for sickness maintained

Workers' Compensation

  • Continued communication with Eric LeFort Prevention Consultant Workers' Compensation Board , on topic of safety in the workplace and the Priority Employer Program. Completion of work on the "Preventing Workplace Injury Checklist/survey" with JOHS committee. Report is in progress.
  • Maintenance of a file related to workplace injuries for non teaching employees.
  • Attendance at the "Day of Mourning" April 28, 2008 remembering Canadian workers who died or were injured in workplace accidents.

Return To Work

- Meetings with injured workers, supervisors and /or principals and WCB case managers to facilitate an early and safe return to work. Five plans have been arranged to bring about a safe and timely return to work for CBVRS employees who have been off work due to workplace injuries.

Teacher Assistant Staffing

Work on the "Support for Students" database and meetings with principals to begin the process of TA staffing.


Occupational Health & Safety


In last month's report, I focused on the Health and Safety Training provided to our school-based support staff. This month I'd like to bring you up to date on training provided since February to the members of our Operations Department - maintenance/tradespersons.

(A) Fall Protection and Scaffolding Training

On February 29th, thirteen (13) members of the Operations Department attending Fall Protection Training. Under the Fall Protection Regulations, staff members cannot climb over 3 meters without this training.

(B) First Aid Training- CPR

On March 10th, thirteen (13) members of the Operations Department attended First Aid and CPR training at Malcolm Munroe Junior High.

(C) WHMIS - Train the Trainer

Four (4) members of the Operations Department attended a WHMIS - Train the Trainer course. This will allow members of the Department to do in-house training.

(D) Day of Mourning - April 28, 2008

In 2007, more than 32,000 Nova Scotians were injured on the job and twelve persons (12) died. Today, April 28, 2008 has been declared a day of mourning in Nova Scotia to remember not only the twelve 12 workers who lost their lives but all workers who have suffered an injury or a disease while trying to earn a living. This solemn day of remembrance was first observed in 1984, when the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28th Canada's Day of Mourning. The date of April 28, was selected because the first comprehensive Workers Compensation Act was passed in Canada in the province of Ontario in 1914.

Board Member, Joan Currie, represented the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board at the ceremony held today held at the Whitney Pier Legion. Mrs. Currie laid a wreath on behalf of the Board.

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