News

Mar 05
2018

Violence Prevention Campaign Continues

Acts of violence are the second leading cause of workplace injury for long-term care workers, and the sixth leading cause for home care and community health support workers. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing some violence prevention resources and stories to help you and your teams. Check out the resources we already have. We’ll keep […]

Mar 05
2018

Win a Free Violence Prevention Workshop

Yes, that’s right! A free violence prevention workshop for your organization. How often does someone offer you free education? Tell us your violence prevention strategies, and your organization will be entered to win a free workshop. It’s that easy! This week Maria Cruz, a community health worker for Beacon Community Services shares her violence prevention strategies. […]

Mar 05
2018

Video: It Could Happen to You

Watch our latest violence prevention training video. Share it with your teams and use it as a training moment by watching the first minute, and then stopping the video to discuss the risk factors before continuing.

Mar 05
2018

Join our Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

Are you a front-line worker passionate about health and safety and looking to become more involved in SafeCare BC? Then consider joining our Board of Directors. Following our recent Annual General Meeting, SafeCare BC is recruiting for three positions on its volunteer Board. At Large Director, Front-line Worker: Long Term Care: The position of At […]

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? Of course you do! We want to hear from you.  SafeCare BC is holding its third-annual Safety Den, proudly sponsored by Points West Healthcare. This exciting Dragon’s Den style competition highlights safety innovations […]

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 […]