News

Jan 26
2017

Update – Violence Prevention Communique

Update – Violence Prevention Communique In follow-up to our previous communique, SafeCare BC has received new information that the email sent by the Fraser Health Authority Residential Care Program stating that Fraser Health Authority-contracted operators were required by Fraser Health to train their staff in the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC) was sent in error. […]

Jan 25
2017

Wellness in the Workplace – Burnout Management

How do you protect yourself and others from burning out? Caring for others is rewarding, but often demanding. How can you guard yourself and your colleagues from burning out? How can we create mentally healthy workplaces that support caregivers in providing exceptional care? Join SafeCare BC and the BC Care Providers for the workshop “Wellness […]

Jan 20
2017

New Survey for Home Health Workers on Labour Shortages

Take SafeCare BC’s Survey on Human Resources! For three weeks in October, SafeCare BC invited long-term care providers to participate in a special survey focused on the sector’s human resource challenges and their potential impact on workplace safety. This survey garnered significant media attention, and you can read more about the results for this survey here. […]

Jan 20
2017

Call for Nominations – Board of Directors

With this year’s annual meeting, SafeCare BC is recruiting dedicated, passionate individuals to fill various roles on our Board of Directors. The following positions are board seats due for election at this coming AGM: Private Employer Representative Professional (Medical/Legal) Representative At Large Director (Employer) Representative Home Support Employer Representative Human Resources Services Representative We are […]

Jan 17
2017

Violence Prevention Communique

Violence Prevention Communication Recently, we have received notification that SafeCare BC members in the Fraser Health Authority region have been contacted regarding “required” training on a particular violence prevention curriculum; specifically, the “Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum” (PVPC) for health care workers. It is currently unclear as to where this direction is originating from, and whether […]

Jan 16
2017

TAC Call for Nominations

SafeCare BC is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC provides input, expertise, and knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness of SafeCare BC initiatives, programs, and projects. Specifically, the TAC provides input into activities as outlined in SafeCare BC’s annual workplan. Applications can be submitted to lily@safecarebc.ca, ATTN. Lily Nguyen […]

Jan 16
2017

SafeCare Welcomes New Workplace Health and Safety Programs Director – Saleema Dhalla

SafeCare BC is pleased to welcome new Workplace Health and Safety Programs Director – Saleema Dhalla. She will will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and delivering a diverse range of workplace health and safety programs for British Columbia’s long-term care and home support sectors. Saleema Dhalla completed her Masters of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in […]

Jan 09
2017

Homecare Worker Safety: SafeCare BC featured on Global BC News Hour, CBC Radio

The snow and icy conditions have been a struggle for many of those who are providing care, and SafeCare BC has been working to raise public awareness of the impact on homecare providers. In response to our recently issued news release, several media outlets have been interviewing both our Executive Director Jennifer Lyle, and SCBC […]

Jan 06
2017

Amid icy weather, injury claims up for homecare workers

The recent bout of cold weather had SafeCare BC in the headlines over concerns for homecare workers. The following report is courtesy of CKNW Radio. It’s not just the elderly suffering from slips and falls due to the cold weather. Their caregivers are too. According to SafeCare BC, injury claims for homecare workers were up […]

Jan 05
2017

Icy Conditions Resulting in More Injuries for Metro Vancouver Homecare Workers

MEDIA RELEASE One Local Care Provider Reports a 600% increase in Reported Injuries in December (Burnaby, B.C.) – January 5th, 2017: Excessive snow and ice on Metro Vancouver streets is causing a spike in injury claims for BC’s homecare workers reports SafeCare BC.  Slips and falls are currently the second leading cause of injuries for […]