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Workers' Compensation - Employee Safety

 

Safety Mission Statement  

The City of Biddeford recognizes its employees as one of its most important assets.  As such, management has set a goal of providing a safe and healthful workplace for all employees.  The City of Biddeford's safety program recognizes that the safe work behavior of each employee is a key to meeting this goal.  Our primary goal is to achieve an accident-free work environment for our employees. To help meet these goals, the City will provide safety awareness training to all employees based on the particular potential hazards of their job duties.  We will also provide the necessary protective equipment to help reduce potential hazards and will allocate resources, as needed, to correct conditions that are brought to our attention. It is the responsibility of each employee to follow all safe work rules and procedures.  If an employee is unsure of how to do a particular task safely, they should not proceed until they have received instruction.  It is the responsibility of each Department Head to ensure all employees are monitored and assisted in the safe performance of their duties.  Safe work behaviors and attitudes are an expected part of each employee’s job performance. This mission statement will be reviewed and revised on an annual basis to allow the City of Biddeford to achieve an accident-free work environment for our employees. 


Workers' Compensation

The City of Biddeford provides a comprehensive workers' compensation insurance program at no cost to employees. This program covers any injury or illness sustained in the course of employment that requires medical, surgical, or hospital treatment. Subject to applicable legal requirements, workers' compensation insurance provides benefits after a short waiting period or, if the employee is hospitalized, immediately. The City retains the right to send an injured employee to a physician of the City's choice.  The City utilizies Work Well which is located in Southern Maine Medical Center for all it's work related injuries.  Should an injury occur after normal business hours employees should report to the emergency room located also at Southern Maine Medical Center. 

Employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses MUST inform their supervisor immediately. No matter how minor an on- the-job injury may appear, it is important that it be reported immediately. This will enable an eligible employee to qualify for coverage as quickly as possible. It is the responsibility of the employee and their supervisor to insure that the proper first report of injury is completed.  Neither The City of Biddeford nor the insurance carrier will be liable for the payment of workers' compensation benefits for injuries that occur during an employee's voluntary participation in any off-duty recreational, social, or athletic activity sponsored by the City of Biddeford.  Each department has a designated contact person for worker' compensation claims and general information.  See below for contact listing.

Kara Cote                             Starr Cloutier                  Carl Walsh                       Kathy Boyden              Marcy Faucher
Public Works Dept.              Police Dept.                    Recreation Dept.              Fire Dept.                     City Hall/City Wide
282-1579                              282-5127                         283-0841                          282-6632                     286-0593

Safety Committee

The purpose of the City of Biddeford's Safety Committee is to promote total safety awareness to every employee by dicussing safety practices, procedures, concerns and approaches on a routine basis.  It is used as a communication vehicle so that each employee becomes an integral part of the safety efforts of the City.  It is used to encourage full participation by the employee in developing new safety ideas and in discussing areas considered to be problems by the employee and the supervisor.
 
The Safety Committee meets every other month and conducts random safety audits of City departments.  The City of Biddeford strongly encourages its employees to discuss potential safety concerns with member's of the committee at anytime.  Safety Committee Agendas and Meeting Minutes can be obtained by contacting marcy.faucher@biddefordmaine.org
 
Safety Committee Member's
 

Marcy Faucher, Chair
marcy.faucher@biddefordmaine.org


Ray Parent, Asst. Director - Public Works
ray.parent@biddefordmaine.org

Ricky Doyon, Sergeant - Police
ricky.doyon@biddefordmaine.org

Kevin Duross, Deputy Chief - Fire
kevin.duross@biddefordmaine.org

Carl Walsh, Director - Recreation
carl.walsh@biddefordmaine.org

Ray Larose, Maintenance - Facilities
renald.larose@biddefordmaine.org 

Phil Radding, Facilities Manager - Facilities
philip.radding@biddefordmaine.org

Tom Milligan, City Engineer - Engineering
tom.milligan@biddefordmaine.org

 

City of Biddeford - Safety Training University Website: https://www.localgovu.com/products/learn/