News

Jul 24
2017

Ergonomics/Human Factors Approach to Safe Handling 

by Gina Vahlas According to the International Ergonomics Association, ergonomics, or human factors, is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.[1] The elements […]

Jul 21
2017

WorkSafeBC Conducting Public Consultation on Proposed Revisions to the Certificate of Recognition (COR) Program

WorkSafeBC is looking for feedback on proposed revisions to the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program. This is an opportunity for our members to provide input into what COR could look like. This policy review addresses proposed changes to the interim policies that were developed through feedback obtained from stakeholder consultation. WorkSafe has posted a discussion […]

Jul 21
2017

SafeCare BC Welcomes New Board Members

SafeCare BC welcomes its latest Board members, Diana Hill, Carla Dempsey, and Famella Altejos. We are excited to have them join our organization, and bring their passion and experience. Diana Hill is the Director of Home Support Services at Greater Vancouver Community Services, where she has been since 2005. She brings over 20 years of diverse […]

Jul 13
2017

Home Health Rep Sought for Front-line Communications Working Group

Are you interested in helping to advise and shape communications for front-line staff? SafeCare BC’s Front-line Communications Working Group is seeking a Home Health representative to fill a vacant position. The working group meets by teleconference four or five times a year, with one additional in-person meeting, and provides input, expertise and knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness […]

Jul 13
2017

SafeCare BC Board Meets to Discuss Three-Year Strategic Plan

The SafeCare BC Board recently met for a strategic planning retreat, which saw great discussion, reflection on what we’ve collectively accomplished to-date, and the identification of priorities as we chart the next three years as your health and safety association. There was much work done in preparing for the Board session and the development of […]

Jul 13
2017

Violence Prevention Training Gets Boost with Train-the-Trainer Program

Do you have a passion for learning and teaching? Do you want to help reduce the impact of violence in the workplace? Do you want to increase the knowledge and awareness for your co-workers? Then you might want to consider our Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Train-the-Trainer Program, a partnership with Fraser Health. The Provincial Violence […]

Jul 12
2017

Postponed – WorkSafeBC Rate Consultation Sessions

WorkSafeBC was planning on holding rate consultation sessions throughout the province this month. We have been informed by WorkSafeBC today that they are postponing these sessions until later in the summer/early fall. WorkSafeBC apologizes for any inconvenience to those who have already registered. We will keep you updated once more details on the consultations are […]

Jul 07
2017

Injury rates show promising downward trend

The injury rate for long-term care workers in BC shows a very promising downward trend. The 2016 injury rate, recently released by WorkSafeBC was 8.5, which is down slightly from 8.9 the year previous. What’s especially encouraging is that five years ago the rate was close to 10. “This is very positive news, and a […]

Jul 07
2017

What Makes “John, the Continuing Care Worker” Happy

Safe Handling is just as important for you and your co-workers, as it is for residents and clients. “John” works in continuing care. See what makes him happy.

Jul 05
2017

SafeCare BC is Hiring! Job Position: Programs and Events Coordinator; full-time permanent

Are you passionate about making a difference? Join the SafeCare BC team and have a positive impact on health care workers across the province! SafeCare BC is a non-profit health and safety association for the continuing care sector in British Columbia. Our mandate is to reduce injuries among continuing care workers by providing education, training, […]