Health, Safety & Wellness

Occupational Health & Safety

Bridges Community Living operates under an Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) program that promotes a safe working environment, protecting employees, volunteers, contractors and property. In fulfilling its commitment to protect both people and property, Bridges Community Living conforms to OH&S best practices. To be successful, such a program must start with proper attitudes, on everyone’s part, toward injury and illness prevention. BCL requires compliance by all staff, maintaining the highest standards in all health and safety matters.

To learn more about BCL’s OH&S policies and procedures, contact (403) 343-1077

Wellness

Bridges Community Living’s employees are members of the Canadian Union of Provincial Employees (CUPE) Local 838. Bridges Community Living & CUPE jointly develop and enforce strategies and policies that combat bullying, harassment, and violence in the workplace.

  • Employees recognize the concepts of bullying, harassment, and violence as they may encounter in the different relationships within their work environment;
  • Employees understand the role of Protection of Persons in Care Act and the limits of how they may interact with residents, as well as how to react when residents are acting in a bullying, harassing or violent way towards staff;
  • Employees understand how Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) legislation ensure their right to a safe work environment and what is included in their responsibilities
  • Employees are skilled and trained in how to effectively deal with incidents of harassment, violence, and bullying when faced with any of these situations.

Why I Love Working Here

I am responsible for maintenance needs in the buildings. We rotate buildings a couple of times a year. It’s nice because you get to know the buildings and the residents. You become more approachable for the seniors. That’s important because if they don’t know you they don’t approach you. Recently there was a problem in a building and we were able to fix it right away. That makes me happy.

Marc