Menno Place receives Workplace Health Innovation Award of Merit at 2018 BC Health Care Awards

June 27, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
June 27, 2018 - With over 700 residents on an 11- acre campus, Menno Place offers a full range of housing and long-term care options from independent living to complex care. The Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) Committees have collaborated with leadership teams including the Transfer/Lift Peer Support team to refine best practices and recommendations that encourage safety and focus on the reduction of workplace injuries. Along with peer support, violence prevention training, safety orientation, team huddles, and conducting events like their Safety Expo, Menno Place has reduced workplace injury claims costs by 65 per cent.

This success is credited to the collaborative teams at work around the campus. The JOHS Committees have taken leadership in best practices of reviewing policy, safe work procedure and wellness initiatives. They work alongside the Transfer/Lift Peer Support Teams to collaborate and educate best practices in an area of work where the workplace injury risk is significant. The Health and Wellness Team collaborates together to remind our staff that we are aiming for wellness, which includes events that support mental, emotional, physical and financial health. Respectful Workplace Huddles have been successful in developing collaboration on the floor and at the grassroots level and encourages teamwork, which decreases the risk of injury.

This collaboration is fully supported through the Board, Executive Team and Leadership Team. It is embedded in our strategic plan.

SAFETY is a driver on the Menno Place Strategic plan. This focus is key in the reduction in workplace injuries.

Every goal and objection on the strategic plan runs through the lens of safety and is supported by the Board of Directors and the Executive Team

For taking leadership in best practices and reviewing policy, safe work procedures and health and wellness initiatives, Menno Place was presented an Award of Merit at the 2018 BC Health Care Awards.

For more information on the BC Health Care Awards, visit

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