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Human Resource Services Report: February, 2009
Published by Mary MacNeil [MaryM] on 03/10/2009 (2072 reads)
Human Resource Services Report: February, 2009

HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES

February 2009



Kathy Coleman

Workers’ Compensation and Return to Work

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has a focus on preventing workplace injuries and to improving the safe and timely return to work of employees when injuries do occur.

The new Return to Work program for Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board engages the injured worker, the employer, the health care provider(s) and WCB very early in the treatment process. When the worker’s functional abilities match the job demands, efforts are underway to establish a safe and timely return to work plan. There is a Return to Work protocol that has been developed that guides this return to work process.

An introduction to “Transitions and Return to Work” was recently presented by Darren MacDonald – Ergonomics Leader and Eric LeFort - Prevention Consultant of WCB. This session was for management and union representatives and is the first of several sessions focusing on the understanding of transitional duties in the return to work process.



Employee Benefits/Safety

Sharon Johnson

(1) Health and Safety Committee Training

Eighteen members of various health and safety committees attended a health and safety workshop at the Staff Development Centre on February 19th. Topics of discussion included the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Roles and Responsibilities of Committees, the Board’s OHS Program, Fire Safety, Emergency Management and the latest legislation preventing violence in the workplace.

(2) Pension Information Sessions

The local Pension representatives, Rod MacGillivary and Larry Farrell will be meeting with support staff on February 24 and 26 at Central Office or the Staff Development centre in North Sydney. Pension statements have been recently distributed and staff is encouraged to make an appointment to discuss this statement.

(3) Umbrella Health and Safety Committee

The Board’s Umbrella Health and Safety Committee met on February 19th at Central Office. This Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to review system-wide concerns, incident/accident issues, etc.


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