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Dec 10
2014

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Well Received

SafeCare BC is pleased to have launched its first Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer workshop this past weekend. The in-depth 8 hour pilot, which was held at Little Mountain Place, received outstanding reviews. In a short evaluation survey, participants rated the workshop as being highly relevant to their work practices. In the open feedback section, attendees […]

Nov 19
2014

SafeCare BC Pilots New Safe Resident Handling Tool & Workshop

You spoke, we listened. In early 2014, employers and frontline staff identified safe resident handling as one of the top priority areas for training and resource development. In response to this, SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that we are conducting two separate but related pilots to support safe resident handling practices. These pilots are […]

Nov 17
2014

SafeCare BC Spearheads Safety Discussion/ New Board Elected

SafeCare BC participated on the BC Care Providers Association’s Care to Chat panel discussion on workplace safety yesterday at the Terminal City Club. Executive Director Jennifer Lyle joined moderator Robin Gill, weekend anchor for Global National, and the panel experts in a discussion titled Creating a Culture of Safety in BC’s Continuing Care Sector: Can Anything […]

Nov 10
2014

UBC Health & Safety Research Study

SafeCare BC is encouraging you to participate in an exciting research initiative that will help better understand how your organization’s workplace health and safety practices are directly associated to work-related injuries. We have partnered up with The Partnership for Work, Health and Safety research unit at the University of British Columbia to bring you this […]

Oct 29
2014

#BeCareAware – We’ve got your back.

The launch of the #BeCareAware campaign started with a simple, yet provocative question: who do you think is most likely to be injured at work? The purpose behind asking the question was two-fold: firstly, to raise awareness regarding the challenges faced by those working in the sector regarding workplace health and safety; and secondly, to […]

Oct 29
2014

Fair Haven Wins Safety Award For Sector

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH week took place on May 4th-10th. Every year, organizations throughout B.C. that participate in NAOSH Week receive […]

Oct 20
2014

Vancouver Sun Op-Ed: Who is Taking Care of Those Who Care for Our Seniors?

The Vancouver Sun published the following opinion piece by Jennifer Lyle, Executive Director of SafeCare BC this morning. In the article, Lyle explores the question, “Who is taking care of those who care for our seniors?” Read the Op-Ed below, or visit the the Vancouver Sun website.   +++ Working in health care means having […]

Oct 19
2014

Vancouverites Take On The Be Care Aware Challenge- Video

A pseudo police officer, construction worker, care aide, and stumped Vancouverites gathered at Robson Square last month to take part in “The Risk Factor”, a contest put on by the SafeCare BC. Participants attempted to determine which profession is most at risk of getting injured on the job, with the challenge proving harder than most […]

Oct 10
2014

Changes Proposed To Safety Policy Regarding High Risk Violations- WorkSafeBC

Upcoming Changes to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy Regarding High Risk Violations. WorkSafeBC is exploring changes to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy D12-196-2, which sets out how WorkSafeBC determines whether or not a violation is “high risk”. Typically, “high risk” is regarded as a circumstance that involves a high risk of serious injury, […]

Sep 25
2014

First SafeCare BC Workshop A Sell Out Success

Earlier this week, SafeCare BC launched its first dementia care training workshop titled, Creating Connections: Working with Individuals with Dementia. Nearly 80 service-providers attended the sold-out workshop which was hosted in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of BC. The inaugural workshop was the first installment in a series of training workshops taking place this year. […]