News

Feb 06
2018

Lessons Learned: Commode Shower Chairs

One of our member organizations has reported that over the past year-and-a-half, there have been three incidents of residents becoming jammed in the centre of a U-shaped commode/shower chair, while being showered. In two of the three incidents, emergency services were called to extricate the resident from the chair. While emergency care was not needed […]

Jan 23
2018

Put your idea to the test at the Safety Den

  Do you have an idea or innovation that will help prevent workplace injury—and improve the health and safety of continuing care workers? We want to hear from you! SafeCare BC is holding its third-annual Safety Den, an exciting Dragon’s Den style competition that highlights safety innovations in both long-term care and home care and […]

Jan 11
2018

Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program Update

Last month, BC Care Providers Association published the basic guidelines and eligibility criteria for the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program (SSQIP). We are now pleased to announce the first application phase will be open from Monday, January 15th to February 28th, 2018. The application will be available on the SSQIP page. Additional opportunities to apply […]

Dec 21
2017

Board of Directors: Call for Nominations 

SafeCare BC is recruiting three volunteer positions on its Board. Not for Profit Employer Rep (two-year term) At Large Director – Front Line Worker (two-year term) Human Resource Services Representative (one-year term ) Previous experience working with or participating on a Board of Directors is an asset. Interested individuals must be able to commit to […]

Dec 21
2017

Play a pivotal role in health and safety programming: Join the Technical Advisory Committee

SafeCare BC is seeking applicants to fill vacancies on its Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee is made up of representatives from both employers and labour, and we strive to have a balance. We currently have some vacancies representing labour.  The Technical Advisory Committee provides input, expertise, and knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness of SafeCare BC initiatives, […]

Dec 21
2017

A Year in Review

As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge your contribution, as we work together to provide healthy and safe workplaces for the 29,000 continue care workers across BC. Reflecting upon the past year, there is much we can be proud of. At the beginning of the year, we welcomed […]

Dec 20
2017

Speak up to prevent injury

Melody Bi is a licensed practical nurse, and for the past three years has been a nurse supervisor with the Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, which is one of the largest community care service providers. The organization cares for 4,000 people each year, including the elderly and individuals with disabilities and those who require support to retain […]

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 […]