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, Work Resources and links to our official policies and procedures,
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, please reach out to Stefanie Pellegrino to inquire about a formal ergonomic assessment with a local specialist.
Virtual work resources
Looking for ways to make virtual meetings more effective?
Need to set up a BlueJeans meeting?
Easy help topics available through BlueJeans support.
Looking for an alternative to Bluejeans?
Microsoft Teams is built for collaboration, allowing instant messaging/group chat and easy integration with your CMTN directory. Communications and IT are leading the way in using this tool, and you can access it here or directly through this link.
Job-related training opportunities
CMTN employees have access to courses at a discounted rate through Ed2Go: ed2go.com/cmtn.
Courses range from instructor-led to self-paced and include a variety of categories, from arts and design, to hospitality, teacher development, and more. Access discounted rates by contacting WTCS.
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
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.