News

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. […]

Sep 19
2014

SafeCare BC On The Move/ Office Closure

We are pleased to announce that construction on the new office space of SafeCare BC is officially complete. As of Tuesday September 23, 2014 SafeCare BC will be located in Metrotower I, Burnaby, BC. Please note that the office will be closed on Monday, September 22nd as we transition to our new location. Our new […]

Sep 12
2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes – What I Learned About Dementia from Teepa Snow

By Jennifer Lyle If you work with seniors in health care, chances are you’ve heard of Teepa Snow. In the world of dementia care educators, Teepa Snow is the elder care equivalent of U2 – instantly recognizable. I had the privilege of attending one of her courses this week in Vancouver. Going in, I didn’t […]

Aug 27
2014

WorkSafeBC 2015 Insurance Rates Meetings

Learn more about WorkSafeBC’s 2015 insurance rates at the meetings they are holding across British Columbia.  You can learn more about rates in the continuing care sector and what you can do to reduce work-related injuries in your workplace. When: September 3, 10–12 pm, Richmond, B.C., WorkSafeBC Auditorium September 8, 10–12 pm, Victoria, B.C. September 9, 10–12 pm, Nanaimo, […]

Aug 12
2014

100 Days Injury Free at Kaigo Retirement Communities

Be Care Aware- Success Story Last month SafeCare BC launched the Be Care Aware campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of safety in the workplace. As part of the campaign, we challenged YOU to join hundreds of your continuing care colleagues across the province in creating safer work environments We are pleased to […]

Jul 24
2014

What do a police officer and a carpenter have in common?

The question sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer is anything but: they have fewer workplace injuries than continuing care workers. This reality is surprising to many. But more importantly, it raises a crucial question: What can we do to take better care of those who take care of others? In […]

Jul 21
2014

SafeCare BC teams up with UBC for Health and Safety Practices Study

SafeCare BC has partnered with the University of British Columbia to support an exciting research initiative that seeks to better understand how an organization’s workplace health and safety practices relate to work-related injuries. Specifically, this research initiative seeks to validate the use of a short survey tool as a proxy measure for workplace injuries, and […]

Jul 16
2014

Why we all need to “Be Care Aware”

What do a police officer, a carpenter, and a rancher have in common? The question sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer is anything but: they all have lower workplace injuries than continuing care workers. In fact, if you were to compare BC’s law enforcement sector with its continuing care sector, for example, […]

Jul 14
2014

Free Teleforum: When Resident Aggression turns to Violence — What can you do?

Silver Group Purchasing /Conduit Coaching will be holding a free thought-leadership teleforum on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. Pacific/Vancouver time — with a focus on: *When Resident Aggression turns to Violence — What can you do?*. Since 2006, Conduit Coaching has been coaching and guiding leading Long Term and Continuing Care organizations and their teams, around […]