Health & Safety Resources
Pre-Employment Training (P.E.T.) is mandatory for all new and or potential
employees. Pre- Employment training covers many important Health and Safety
requirements including: WHMIS, Worker / Employer Health and Safety
Responsibilities, and Food Safety. Training in First- Aid/ CPR is mandatory
and must be kept current for some employees. Medication Delivery, Proactive
Behavior Intervention (P.B.I.), training is mandatory for all field
employees. All employees are trained in the Abuse Prevention and Response
Protocol as per government requirements.
Employees are provided a site specific orientation on their first shift
worked at each location. Information is available for reference in the Site
Specific Orientation Manual, Health and Safety Binder, client files,
individual client care plans and protocols.
Manuals - I.C.E. has a number of manuals important for the
information they provide:
- Orientation Manual - Each Residential program has an
orientation manual that provides site specific information about the home
and the residents, outlines routines and procedures.
- Residential Monitoring Manual - There is a monitoring
manual in every residential setting which details the documentation
required in the home and reviews client file content.
- Non - Residential Monitoring Manual - There is
a monitoring manual which details the documentation required for
non-residential programs funded through PDD and the format of the client
files. As these programs operate in the community the manuals are
available at the main office in each region for review.
- Support Home Operator's Manual - This manual
details the documentation required for monitoring support homes operated
through I.C.E. and reviews client file content.
- Policy Manual - Comprehensive policy has been developed by
ICE and is available in the Agency�s Policy Manual. Policy Manuals
are readily available for access by all employees at each office location
and residential programs. Policy updates and information are shared each
month in the ICE Page.
- Health and Safety Binder - A Health and Safety Binder
is kept in each residential program and at each regional office (for
non-facility based programs). Each Health and Safety Binder contains a
resource section with information on a wide variety of Health and Safety
topics including: community safety, first aid, emergency responses, pest
- Pre Employment Training Manual - A Pre Employment
Training Manual is provided to all potential employees who attend Pre
Employment Training (PET) as a resource.
Hazard Assessment and Control Document
ICE has a comprehensive Hazard Assessment and Control Document listing and
rating hazards associated with all job duties completed by ICE employees. A
copy of this document is located in the Health and Safety Binder at each
residential program and at each ICE office. Site specific hazards and
controls for individual residences and offices are included in this
document at each location.
24 Hour Staff Support
Employees may use the 24 hour Employee Client Assistance Team (ECAT) for
support after hours and on weekends when ICE offices are closed.
Health and Safety meetings are held in each region once a month.
Restrictive Procedures Advisory Committee meetings are also held monthly in
each region. Residential Team meetings are held once monthly at residential
programs. Unit meetings are held ongoing within departments.
Employees are encouraged to keep themselves and ICE informed via ICE
communication systems including: Residential Staff Communication Log Books,
Meetings, Meeting minutes, electronic or manual contact notes, incident
reports, the ICE Page newsletter, office and residential site bulletin
board postings, contact with ECAT and/or Booking Staff, direct contact with
their supervisor, and the ICE Website. Health and/ or Safety articles and
regional Health and Safety meeting minutes are published each month in the
Workers Compensation Information
Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) information Posters are posted at
each office and ICE residential program. WCB Worker Handbooks are
also available at residential programs and at ICE offices. There is also a
WCB website at www.wcb.ab.ca. (Please also refer to ICE Policy 3.5.1 Employee Health and Safety.)
Committees: Each region has a Health and Safety Committee and a Restrictive
Procedures Advisory Committee.
- The Employee Health and Safety Committee - brings forward
concerns, reviews injury and near miss reports and suggests improvements
to policies and procedures.
- The Restrictive Procedures Advisory Committee meets
monthly in each region to review client behavioral incidents to suggest
positive approaches and behavioural strategies for safety and
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