News

Dec 14
2017

Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program: Survey Results

We recently asked you to participate in a needs assessment survey to help inform the BC Care Providers’ Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program. Thanks to your participation, the program can better understand the needs and expectations of the sector. The following are the respondents’ Top 9 needs when applying for funding from the Seniors […]

Dec 14
2017

What’s Wrong With This Photo? Training Resource

We recently collaborated with WorkSafeBC on a new series of What’s Wrong With This Photo? designed for home and community care workers. You can use this as a way to train workers on hazard identification. This series of photos illustrates a care worker bathing a client. They show many hazards that may be encountered while […]

Dec 14
2017

Save the Date: SafeCare BC Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to announce that SafeCare BC will be holding its Annual General Meeting on March 2, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (registration begins at 9:30am). To ensure we have quorum, please REGISTER in advance. The meeting will take place at the Terminal City Club (downtown Vancouver), 837 West Hastings St, and precede […]

Dec 06
2017

Frontline Tested: Safety Systems Audit Tool

“It was very valuable, because it reinforced the things we had in place, and showed areas where we were lacking,” says Janice Wallace, a clinical nurse educator at Evergreen Baptist, in White Rock. “It opened my eyes to what we need to do.” The “it” that Janice refers to is a new Safety Systems Audit […]

Nov 29
2017

Investing in Safe Handling Pays Off

Musculoskeletal injuries are the leading type of injury for both long-term care and home care and support workers. That’s why investing in safe handling training is critical. Earlier this year, ten staff from Richmond’s Rosewood Manor and Pinegrove Place participated in a two-day Safe Resident Handling training session, and Deborah Goegan, Rosewood’s Administrator, reports that […]

Nov 23
2017

Who’s Taking Care of You?

Over the past month, during our Be Care Aware: Who’s Taking Care of You? campaign, we highlighted the issue of mental health in the workplace. We asked how you take care of yourself? And you told us. We received 116 submissions, representing 35 organizations. The following image shows the most common words that were shared. […]

Nov 23
2017

Injury Trends

Data. It’s one of the most important things in helping to reduce workplace injuries. We recently hosted an injury trends webinar with WorkSafeBC, which provided useful data for both long-term care and home care and support. In addition, two WorkSafeBC resources were shared: Industry Safety Information Centre and the Employer Safety Planning Toolkit. Check out […]

Nov 22
2017

A Caregiver’s Reason to Learn about Safe Handling

Before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, Lee Frederick was a teacher for 10 years in China. So, it’s little surprise that he is now using his teaching skills in his current role as a nurse at Parksville’s Arrowsmith Lodge. Lee, along with four of his co-workers, recently completed SafeCare BC’s Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer course. […]

Oct 19
2017

Video: Impact of workplace injuries

Continuing care workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injury compared to all other occupations in BC. Check out our video, where caregivers talk about the impact of injury.  

Oct 16
2017

Video: Who’s Taking Care of You?

In the second of our four-part Be Care Aware video series, Bree Mac Coll, a licensed practical nurse, and Maria Natividad, a home care worker, share the emotional impact of their work, and why being aware of mental wellness is important.   In case you missed it, watch our previous video.