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Jun 22
2017

Check out Step 3 in our 5-Step Safe Handling Toolkit

Developing a Safe Handling program for your organization doesn’t have to be hard. It begins with five steps. Step 3: Create and Implement a Policy and Program Now that you’ve assessed the safety culture of your organization (Step 1), performed a risk assessment, and obtained the support of your leadership team(Step 2), you’re ready to […]

Jun 22
2017

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

The environment plays a big role in ensuring a safe workplace. Print off these staged images (don’t peek at the answer key), and have some fun with your team trying to identify the hazards.                 Download image and answer key                 Download […]

Jun 15
2017

Check out Step 2 in our 5-Step Safe Handling Toolkit

Last week, SafeCare BC kicked off its Safe Handling campaign to provide a greater awareness of musculoskeletal injuries, which are the leading cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. We’ve got your back and we’ll be providing you with easy to use resources, including an online 5-step toolkit and education sessions. These types […]

Jun 15
2017

Video: How workplace injuries can change your life in an instant

          Pam Hubley was a Care Aide before a workplace injury changed her life, both professionally and personally. This is her story.   Check out more stories and Safe Handling resources at www.safecarebc.ca/safehandling

Jun 15
2017

Teepa Snow has big influence on dementia care

Teepa Snow is one of the world’s leading educators in dementia. And if she had a fan club, Bryan Gay would be its president. To hear him, one is left to wonder if there is any bigger fan. Bryan is a Care Aide, in the special care unit at Abbotsford’s Menno Place—home to 22 residents […]

Jun 14
2017

Seniors Quality and Safety Program Update

In March, the BC government announced an industry-led initiative which provided $10 million to the BC Care Providers Association, under the guidance of an industry advisory committee, to establish the new Seniors Quality and Safety Program. SafeCare BC sits on the advisory committee, and following the group’s first meeting, we would like to update members on a […]

Jun 13
2017

Five-week Safe Handling campaign kicks off 

According to WorkSafeBC statistics, musculoskeletal injuries are by far the leading cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. The economic cost of these injuries is easy to measure—millions of dollars are spent annually on claims costs alone. The human and social cost is equally staggering. Constant pain. An inability to perform routine tasks. […]