Safety and Wellness
People, Excellence, Leadership, Team, InnovationOccupational Health and Safety
Employee health and safety is vital to the combined well-being of our staff, our citizens, and our business. We closely observe all Occupational Health and Safety legislation in order to prevent injury and maintain a healthy environment throughout our worksites. Managers, unions and employees work together to ensure that health and safety are top priorities in day-to-day operations.
We value the effort put forward by our employees and recognize that each of their contributions enables us to achieve our goals and meet the high standards of service our community expects and deserves. Recognizing this, the City is dedicated to providing employees with the resources and conditions necessary to assist in maintaining regular attendance.
The City's Attendance Awareness Program uses a conversation-led approach to manage attendance positively, proactively and consistently, by promoting awareness and effectively communicating standards and expectations.
Corporate Wellness Program
The City of Richmond’s award-winning Wellness Program is designed to capture the spirit of our organization and inspire our workforce by working to protect and enhance employee health. Through a supportive partnership between management and staff, employees are encouraged to participate in a myriad of wellness opportunities.
Our mission: To promote and provide wellness programs that are accessible to all staff members in a supportive and enjoyable manner through encouragement, education, and social opportunities.
Some Wellness Program offerings include:
- Comprehensive, fully-equipped Fitness Centre at City Hall
- Social opportunities such as the Warm Up to 2010 Staff Challenge and the Christmas Lights Tour
- Outdoor adventures including kayaking, hiking, and bike tours
- Annual Flu Clinic (costs covered by the City)
- Health Education Workshops and Health Fairs
“The whole philosophy of the Wellness Program is to provide employees with opportunities to develop a wellness tool kit and connect them with information to improve their quality of life on and off the job in a fun and supportive environment. We provide team building, lunch workshops, and fun activities to support the fun side of wellness.”