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Other Safety Situation

Workplace threats and violence is defined as any situation in which there is a perceived threat of violence, or a situation where violence is or has occurred. Procedures to provide the optimal response for safety apply to consumer, staff members, and visitors who may exhibit threats of violence or actual violent acts.   The Safety Officer is responsible for the oversight of emergency disaster...
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Handling Emergencies

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires an immediate response from the Police Department, Fire Department, or Emergency Medical Services. An emergency can fall into one or more of the following categories: Bomb Threat Fire Medical Emergency such as a serious injury or illness. Natural Disaster such as an earthquake or hurricane. Power Failure. Safety/ Violence,...
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Keeping Our Environment Safe

While safety is everyone’s responsibility, at LTC the Safety Officer is the one charged with the overall responsibility for the health and safety management for the organization. A key step in any safety protocol is to conduct a thorough hazard assessment of all work environments and equipment. Below are 7 broad categories of potential hazards to look out for: Safety Hazards: Safety...
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Why Physical Safety?

When we refer to workplace physical safety, we are referring to an environment where management takes appropriate action to protect the physical safety of employees.  For LTC, a workplace environment for a staff person also may be a living or learning environment for the women we serve, therefore physical safety includes both.   Why is this Important? Employees who perceive the workplace as...
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