Suncor identifies potential occupational health risks and proactively monitors the working environment to minimize potential hazards

Suncor identifies potential occupational health risks and proactively monitors the working environment to minimize potential hazards

Suncor identifies potential occupational health risks and proactively monitors the working environment to minimize potential hazards

Suncor identifies potential occupational health risks and proactively monitors the working environment to minimize potential hazards

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Occupational health and wellness

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In support of our Journey to Zero, we work towards improving and maintaining the personal health and well-being of our employees with the prevention of illnesses and injuries, identifying potential occupational health risks and proactively monitoring working environments to minimize potential hazards.

Medical monitoring programs

Medical monitoring programs are recommended for workers who are at risk of exposure to potential health hazards. This is coupled with ongoing industrial hygiene sampling to proactively measure workplace exposures and provide exposure control solutions.

Integrated disability management

Our integrated disability management program involves early intervention to positively alter the course of medical absence due to an illness or injury, for both occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses. The process is overseen by a cross functional group of professionals, including:

  • health advisors
  • disability advisors
  • human resources advisors

This group works collaboratively with the employee, the employee’s medical practitioners and the supervisor to facilitate early, safe and productive return to work.

Promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles

Promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles is part of our safety commitment to employees and contractors. We have programs that are tailored to specific business needs and environments. These include our annual influenza vaccination program and ergonomics workshops.

Employee and Family Assistance program

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a confidential and voluntary support service that is offered to our employees and immediate family members to help them with personal issues. Offering expert information and immediate support resources to help with work, health and life challenges, the EFAP provides both short-term clinical counselling and work/life consultations. EFAP is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with simple access via phone, web, mobile app as well as in-person counselling.

Read about our benefits programs

Alcohol and Drug policy

Alcohol and drugs can adversely affect a safe work environment.

Our Alcohol and Drug policy aims to minimize risks in the workplace associated with alcohol and drug use and ensure our workers are fit for duty. It outlines specific responsibilities, requirements and expectations to adequately mitigate the workplace risks associated with alcohol and drugs.

Alcohol and drug dependencies are treatable illnesses. We encourage employees who suspect they have a substance dependency or an emerging alcohol or drug problem to seek immediate assistance and follow appropriate treatment. In cases where there is an alcohol and/or drug dependency, we support employees through any treatment program recommended by an approved substance abuse professional.