Employee health and safety

Coast Mountain College is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace for our employees. We have compiled a list of useful resources including HR forms, resources and links to our official policies and procedures


Policies & procedures

Fire safety plans


Temporary remote work arrangements

Effective September 7, 2021, CMTN has returned to full-time work on campus. Temporary remote work arrangements are no longer available. 

The College is committed to supporting your success at work – if you have accommodations that are required to be considered to support your inclusion in work and learning, please advise your manager.  


Whether you are working from a meeting room, learning pod, or office, ergonomics are an important part of working safely and staying well. 

Try to move every 20 minutes and consider implementing a desk-ercise schedule. 

WorkSafeBC has great resources here, and this video provides a helpful approach to self-assessing. Here are 10 Office Exercises You Can Do Secretly.

If you find that the self-assessment does not resolve any concerns or discomforts you are experiencing from working at your desk on campus, please reach out to Human Resources to inquire about a formal ergonomic assessment with a local specialist.

Mental wellness

Reminder that all employees have access to 24/7/365 confidential support, call 1-800-667-0993 or access services online at fseap.ca/services. Learn about FSEAP's COVID-19 resources for employees.

Mindfulness at work

Implement #happyacts

Social distancing and even self-isolation were never meant to be done without community. There are many ways to stay connected. Consider sending out e-cards to celebrate appreciation; connecting by phone, text, video calls, IM or email to recommend a good playlist or read.  

Explore work-life balance

Boundaries between work and home are challenging to maintain. Exploring your existing work-life balance in order to set clear limits and look after yourself can help you achieve the work-life balance that works best for you.

Access Canadian Mental Health Association’s Work-Life resources to explore your work-life balance.

Life off-campus

Interests and hobbies  provide an opportunity to enhance your life, promote wellness, and keep your mind sharp! 

Looking for a new hobby?

Refer to the article 11 Foolproof Ways To Find A New Hobby for ideas.

Looking for support?

Many of your outside interests can be considered through Professional Development funds and leaves. Learn more about PD opportunities at CMTN.

Inclement weather

The College recognizes that inclement weather can have a temporary impact on our operations and services when they create difficult and potentially dangerous travel and work conditions. Key information: 

  • Consult DriveBC and follow the Working Alone Procedures [PDF] where required. Ensure you can contact your Manager or delegate with updates regarding impacts inclement weather may have on your work in advance of your commute or at the earliest possible opportunity.

  • Missed work is addressed on a case-by-case basis between you and your Manager, through flexible work rescheduling, paid leave, or unpaid leave, in accordance with operational requirements, eligibility and subject to approval.

  • In the exceptional case that CMTN determines that any College location’s access, operations and services will be restricted, a decision will be made by the President & CEO and formal communications shared through e-mail, social media and the CMTN home page.