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Blog: Friday, April 29th, 2022

New Resources for Employee Health & Wellbeing

Connecting the Dots: Organizational Health & Safety on SharePoint

Working in health and safety, I often wonder if our reliance on acronyms helps or hinders clear communication. Our daily discussions are threaded with acronyms such as WHMIS, EFAP, NAOSH, NIOSH, CSA, OFAA, PPE, JOSHC, IAQ, WCB and of course OHS (or if you prefer, OH&S). I would argue that this dependence on industry lingo, points to the inherent challenge of articulating how the complex network of health and safety processes, work together as an interconnected system.

In answer to this challenge, the Organizational Health & Safety SharePoint site has been created to connect the dots and communicate all aspects of health, safety and well-being for District employees. Below you will find an acronym-free overview of the new site for your perusal.

  • The District’s Organizational Health & Safety strategy is a system of integrated workplace programs designed to support your health, safety and wellbeing at work, and beyond.
  • The new Organizational Health & Safety SharePoint site was developed to bring together all elements of this comprehensive system, for employees to access and explore with ease.
  • Connecting a diverse array of health resources and strategies, this site enables staff to quickly access information on health, well-being and workplace safety.

Introducing the New EFAP Platform: LifeWorks

Morneau Shepell has revamped, enhanced and rebranded its Employee Family Assistance Program as LifeWorks. This enhanced mobile-friendly platform offers new digital services, and easier access to high-quality in-person counselling services. LifeWorks Employee and Family Assistance Program provides staff with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life concern.

We will be hosting a virtual information session for staff who would like to learn more about the new program. Join us online for the LifeWorks Orientation, on May 10, 3:00-3:30 pm.

LifeWorks is designed to help people find solutions for the challenges faced in everyday life. Staff and their family members can access immediate and confidential support in a way that is most suited to their preferences, comfort level and lifestyle. There is no cost for staff to use LifeWorks as it is a benefit paid 100% by the District.

  • Login to the LifeWorks
  • What Does LifeWorks Include?
    • Work – Health – Life Services: Includes articles, video, and audio recordings.
    • Counselling Services: 24/7/365 access at 1-844-880-9137
    • CareNow: Digital Resources
    • Total Wellbeing Assessment

Not ready to move to the new platform? No problem, remains available.

  • For those who have experience with Morneau Shepell's online platform, this resource will continue to be available.
  • This includes the financial and legal support, career counselling, nutrition support and wellness counselling you have come to expect.

For more information on LifeWorks visit the Organizational Health & Safety SharePoint site or register to join us online for the LifeWorks Orientation, on May 10, 3:00-3:30 pm.

Senior Manager, Organizational Health & Safety