Below is a short explanation of some of the key Safety Policies and Programs that Silverado Senior Living has in effect. Many of these Policies and Programs can be found in their entirety by contacting the Department of Risk Management.
Safety Committees - All of our communities have Safety Committees comprised of a cross-section of our employees. Each Safety Committee meets monthly (a formal scheduled meeting with minutes kept) even though OSHA recommends only quarterly meetings. Each Safety Committee addresses any and all community safety concerns and takes steps to fix them (if any) immediately.
Silverado Senior Living Code of Safe Work Practices - Safety Is Everyone's Responsibility. All associates must think and act safely at all times to protect themselves, residents, families, visitors and vendors.
Safety Training - Every associate at each Silverado Senior Living location is provided various specifically tailored Safety related in-services and training.
Silverado Senior Living's Safety Star Program - This nationally recognized award winning Safety recognition program promotes and encourages a strong Safety Culture throughout each community. Every one of our associates (full time and part time) at each of our communities is an active participant in this Safety program, which rewards Safe work and behaviors.
Silverado Senior Living's Injury Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP) - Silverado Senior Living intends to provide a safe environment for all its associates, residents and visitors. This IIPP establishes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of associate, resident and visitor exposure to injury or illness. Every Silverado location has this comprehensive Safety Program in-place. This 154 page written Safety Manual encompasses a wide range of possible Safety concerns.
Emergency Management Plan - This Safety plan is in place to provide the necessary information, guidance and resources in case of an emergency.
Wandering and Elopement Policy - This policy is intended to reduce or eliminate community wandering or elopement.
Bloodborne Pathogens Policy - The purpose of this plan is to establish a program and procedures for employee protection from bloodborne pathogens at Silverado Senior Living. This program supports compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR 1910.1030 on bloodborne pathogens. This plan applies to all company employees.
Safe Lifting Program - Resident Transfer and Repositioning is the major cause of injuries in Long Term Care communities. Lifting or transferring residents causes these injuries. This program is intended to minimize work related muscle and skeletal injuries.
Fleet Safety Program - This Fleet and Driver Safety Program is intended to be used by accountable company management and associates as a working guide in the implementation and maintenance of a safe operating fleet. Our associates are our most valuable asset. We equally value our customers and the general public. It is our policy that every person is entitled to a safe environment free from injury and property damage.
Workplace Safety Hotline - A toll-free telephone hotline is available to all associates if they want to report a Safety Concern.
Accident/Injury Reporting and Investigation - This policy requires all associates to report any known work related injury, illness and/or accident immediately. We require and encourage every known accident or injury to be reported immediately. If an injury takes place, the injured person is sent to our designated occupational health clinic for immediate evaluation and treatment. An investigation is immediately conducted, the mandatory accident paperwork is completed and the incident is called into our insurance carrier.