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Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is critical, which is why we offer a competitive benefits package that offers medical, vision and dental coverage.

At heart, Cooper is about helping our customers build the future – safely. Safety for our employees and our customers is paramount in everything we do. Ours is a “safety first” culture – one of the key foundations upon which Cooper Difference is built.

Cooper is committed to a joint and co-operative approach to health and safety in the workplace. Our aim is an incident, injury, and illness-free workplace. We all share the duty to create and maintain a positive, safe, and respectful work environment.

EAP Programs

Through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is offered through our partnership with Lifeworks, we provide a variety of free and confidential services to help our team and their dependants manage day-to-day stress and the responsibilities of balancing their work and personal lives. These services include:

  • Clinically appropriate number of counselling sessions
  • CarePlus AbilitiCBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Care Plus Counselling – Access to counselling through the participant’s preferred methods such as video, phone, or face to face. After an initial assessment, the employee will be guided to the best clinician and treatment plan
  • Employee wellness and engagement support such as Total Wellbeing Index assessments
  • Ongoing communications

Other benefits for employees with disabilities include:

  • Enhance Mental Disability Management
  • Timely access to experts, with diagnosis and treatment recommendations (can cut the disability time in half)
  • Video CBT counselling for earlier recovery and return to work

These services are provided to all Cooper employees with no additional costs.

Mentorship Programs for New Hires – Blue Safety Vest – Safety Training

Cooper takes a holistic safety program approach that monitors each step at worksites to ensure that workers are trained properly, and that injuries and accidents are prevented. We are constantly improving our processes and procedures to remain ahead of the curve and to try to prevent accidents before they happen.

New and inexperienced workers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to worksite hazards. In 2021 Cooper launched an internal mentorship program called ‘Blue Safety Vest – Safety Training’ for new hires to help them transition easily and safely into their new role.

This program ensures new and inexperienced workers are aware of the hazards and are competent in managing the risks in their duties and work environment.

The Blue Safety Vest – Safety Training program pairs new hires with an experienced mentor at their branch who acts as a source of information and is the “go-to” person for questions and guidance. The mentor and mentee meet periodically to cover safe work procedures and safe work practices associated with the job and to assess the new hire’s competency periodically throughout their first six months of employment.

We identify new hires with a ‘blue safety vest,’ so that other workers and managers that they meet know the newer employee might need some extra guidance or assistance.

Our continuous innovation mindset means we will keep refining our existing programs and developing new ways to further our leadership position on safety.

Work-Life Balance at Cooper

At Cooper, we encourage our employees to set and model boundaries between work and home hours. The strong sense of family and purpose at Cooper supports a compassionate and caring workplace.

We encourage our employees to take frequent breaks and to make fitness, both physical and mental a priority. Which help boosts energy and concentration and decreases stress.

Cooper also provides flexible and remote working options to our team members in roles that are conducive to working from home.