General

Employee and Family Assistance Program (E.F.A.P.)

EFAP is a service provided by an Employer for its employees and their immediate family. It provides a specified number of counseling sessions a year free to employees and their family. This is available for many kinds of issues including; emotional concerns (anxiety and depression), relationship/marital problems, job stress, interpersonal conflicts, addictions, financial problems and more. The service is confidential and voluntary.

The occupational health and safety department has more information about this service. The occupational health and safety department in your institution has more information about this service.

Occupational Health & Safety Departments (OH & S)

The Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Health Region is a wealth of resources for new and experienced employees. This department is in charge of:

  • Giving immunizations and keeping a record of past immunizations. They also follow up with requesting lab work to ensure immunity.
  • Providing information on safe lifting (TLR) and safety inspections.
  • Incident reports are sent to OH&S and they do follow-up as necessary.
  • After a workplace injury or illness they work with workers compensation board to arrange an appropriate return to work program.
  • Managing blood borne pathogen exposures. This includes needle puncture, sharps puncture, human bite, splash of blood or body fluid to eyes nose mouth or non-intact skin.
  • Education and manage WHIMIS which is a system for working with chemicals

Humour

Nurstoon

A collection of cartoons about nursing.

See Website for further information – www.nurstoon.com

Rxlaughs

See Website for further information – www.rxlaughs.com

All In Jest

Nursing, medical and health humor.

See Website for further information – www.medi-smart.com

Canadian Uniforms Online!

Scrubs, Prints, Labcoats, Health Care Uniforms

See Website for further information – www.uniform.ca