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You’re Part of a Great Organization
Our purpose and reason for existence is to help people with disabilities find meaningful work.
Where in the world is GCE?
A Guide to GCE
Superior Service Innovation
Maintaining the highest standards of behavior. Encompasses honesty, ethics, and doing the right things for the right reasons.
The ability and willingness to look forward to the future and make decisions necessary to accomplish important goals.
Capable of extraordinary creativity and willing to explore new approaches to improving quality of life for all persons.
Committed to providing excellent service.
Dedicated to responsible stewardship of GCE assets and financial resources, and to service.
An abiding respect for others, and a sustaining commitment to work together.
Commitment to Co-Worker
At GCE our coworkers are our teammates. They deserve our respect and trust. GCE is dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is a pleasurable and enjoyable employment experience.
A group of employees are having lunch outside on the picnic table and you overhear them talking about the new person’s disability. You hear them joking about how the new person looks. What do you do?
You are about to enter a private office to
clean when you overhear two people in a
serious discussion about the company’s
new business venture. What do you do?
You stop by your GCE site office to speak with the project manager or a supervisor about your work assignment. You find a piece of paper on the floor and notice it has your friend’s name on it. What do you do?
PROPER CONSIDERATION OF GCE EMPLOYEES
All staff contribute directly to our success and as such, GCE is committed to reasonably protect, support and develop our staff to its fullest potential in a fair and equitable manner. GCE supports a culture that taps the full potential of employees and builds an environment that allows all people to feel appreciated, included and valued. Job growth, employee development and individual empowerment are actively encouraged and rewarded.
The EEOC defines sexual harassment as:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Sexually suggestive computer messages
Demeaning language or behavior
Teasing in a sexual nature
Questions about personal or intimate matters
Repeated requests for a date despite refusals
Physical “horsing around”
Hugs, kisses, back rubsInappropriate Workplace Behaviors
The Americans with Disabilities Act has the most far-reaching impact on the workplace since the Civil Rights Act of 1964!
The ADA provides civil rights protection to persons with disabilities in the areas of: employment / access to public services / public & private transportation and telecommunication services
An individual with a disability under the ADA is a person who:
Diversity in the workplace is the variety among people related to such factors as age, culture, education, employee status, family status, function, gender, national origin, physical appearance, race, regional origin, religion, sexual orientation, and thinking style.
Valuing diversity means:
Prejudice - A preconceived feeling or bias (a normal human reaction)
Stereotyping - This actions occurs when we apply our biases to all members of a group
Discrimination - Treating people differently, unequally, and usually negatively because they are members of a particular group.
Unintentional Discrimination - Occurs because of habit, unconscious behavior or just plain insensitivity. This happens when we say or do something without thinking and end up hurting someone else in an attempt to be our own friendly selves.
Any employee who refuses to submit to a drug test deemed necessary will be terminated from employment.
Abuse: Using a substance to modify or control mood or state of mind in a manner that is illegal or harmful to oneself or others. Potential consequences of abuse include:
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard:
All workers with reasonably anticipated occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials must have training.
Microorganisms that are carried in the blood that can cause disease in humans
50% of the people with HBV infection are unaware that they have the virus.
Hepatitis B virus can survive for at least one week in dried blood
May lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer, and death
Razors, toothbrushes and washcloths might have blood on them
Blood born Pathogen
Provided at no cost to employees
Hepatitis B virus is much more infectious than HIV.If you had a needle stick accident and were exposed to infected blood, your chance of acquiring:HIV: would be approximately 3 in 1000 HBV: would be approximately 300 in 1000 According to CDC, your risk for acquiring HBV infection is 100 times greater than for HIV. When considering the risk of occupational exposure to HBV, keep in mind that a safe and effective vaccine is available to you.
Hepatitis C is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States
May lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer
No vaccine available
Blood born Pathogen
Jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, vomiting
HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS
HIV depletes the immune system
HIV is not transmitted through casual contact shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or from sneezing or coughing
Blood born Pathogen
Contact with another person’s blood or body fluid that may contain blood
Mucous membranes: eyes, mouth, nose
All blood and certain body fluids that may contain blood should be considered potentially infectious,
Precautions should be taken to protect yourself.
Use of proper Personal
Proper cleanup and
Disposal of all contaminated material
in the proper manner
Anything that is used to protect a person from exposure
Latex or Nitrile gloves, goggles, CPR mouth barriers, aprons, etc.
Always check PPE for defects or tears before using
Remove PPE before leaving a contaminated area
Do not reuse disposable equipment
It is estimated that one out of three people do not wash their hands after using the restroom.
Consider this when you are out in public!
Food borne illness
TB is spread through the air from one person to another.
People with latent TB do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and cannot spread TB. They may develop TB disease at some time in the future.
People with TB disease have symptoms, are contagious and feel sick.
People with TB disease can be
treated and cured if they seek
Hepatitis B vaccine
Chicken Pox Vaccine
469-3581 or 469-3872
Deanna Cook, LPN
Debbie Ray Kings RN-C
Start your day off safely!
Dress for success with comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes!
Obtain assistance through the Facilities Maintenance Dept.
Avoid lifting objects that are too heavy for you!
Plan the lift.
Stand with your feet apart, alongside the object to be lifted.
Use the “sit down” position, maintaining the natural arch of the spine.
Tuck your chin.
Get a good grip on the object.
Keep the object close.
Center the weight over your feet.
Avoid twisting.SAFE LIFTING
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
“RIGHT TO KNOW”
Everyone working with or around Hazardous materials has the right to know the hazards in the ‘Workplace”and the Responsibility to be aware of the hazards and proper safe work procedures for hazardous materials used or produced in theirwork area.The primary objective is for you to know how and where to find specific hazard information.
CALL THE GCE SAFETY DEPARTMENT AT
850-595-1330 or 1-877-827-2372
Reporting Unsafe Acts and Conditions
A “lucky accident”. A near miss requires no medical treatment and/or property damage below $100.
An unplanned, unwanted event that disrupts the orderly flow of the work process. It is indicated by physical injury and/or property damage above $100.
Elevated surfaces… standing on chairs, falling out of chairs, falling down stairs
Parking lots.Slips, Trips & Falls
If your employer or its carrier fails to provide benefits to which you believe you are entitled, you may contact the Florida Department of Workers’ Compensation.
Hotline: (800) 342-1741
If you get injured on the job, we want you to report the injury. Why?
Accident and Injury Reporting Procedures
What is an emergency?
You will be required to return to work once released by the occupational doctor.
Alternate duty may be provided by your unit or another department until you are fit to return to full duty.
Argonaut will reimburse 66 2/3% of your salary if you are unable to return to full or alternate duty.
Follow Company Procedures!
There will be a 25% reduction in your workers compensation benefit for injuries that were caused by a failure to follow company safety policies, procedures and rules.
ANTI-FRAUD REWARD PROGRAM
Our Carrier pays REWARDS UP TO $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone committing insurance fraud.