Employee Health, Safety and Wellness Statement of Commitment
At Carewest, we believe in the importance of the health, safety and well-being of our most valuable assets, our employees.
Management is committed to creating a healthy work environment, supporting appropriate training, fostering a positive attitude towards health, safety and wellness, managing work hazards and developing relevant policy and procedures.
Each of us share the responsibility to be aware of and comply with Carewest health and safety policies, procedures and relevant government legislation and regulations.
Everyone, including volunteers and contractors, is responsible for their own personal safety and the safety of their co-workers, in every job, at every level of the organization.
Continuous improvement of a healthy and safe workplace – addressing employees’ physical and mental health – can only be achieved through the collaboration, co-operation and action of all employees.
Employee Health and Safety exists as a resource for Carewest staff and has the responsibility to provide programs for maintaining and improving the health and safety of employees. Employee Health and Safety provides leadership and guidance in four program areas:
Canada’s Safest Employers:
Carewest was recognized in 2012 and 2015 as one of Canada’s Safest Employers by Canadian Occupational Safety, winning Gold and Silver, respectively.
Carewest was also recognized by Alberta Venture magazine in their Alberta’s Best Workplaces competition in 2012. We received recognition in the categories of Best Workplaces Overall (over 750 employees) and Best Workplaces for Health and Safety.