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Apr 23
2014

No Such Thing as an Accident?

Accidents happen. It’s a common refrain that we’ve all been told. Accidents cannot be anticipated, predicted or avoided. When something happens at work, we say there was an accident – someone was hurt in an unforeseeable, unpreventable event. But are these events truly accidents? Unwelcome – yes. Unfortunate – of course. But an accident? Col. […]

Apr 02
2014

Injuries in Long Term Care – By the Numbers

As remarked on recently in the news, if you were to look at the injury claims data for long term care, caring for others seems to be hazardous for your health. A story run in the Leader Post last year identified the health care sector as “…one of the most dangerous industries…” to work in. […]

Mar 20
2014

Violence in Long Term Care – Just Part of the Job?

The issue of violence in the workplace took a high-profile turn this past month, with an investigative journalism series on violence against health care workers in hospital, psychiatric, and long term care facilities. The stories shared by these health care workers were shocking in their content and served to highlight the very real impact violence […]

Mar 19
2014

Mackenzie Appointed as Canada’s First Seniors Advocate

On March 19th, Health Minister Terry Lake appointed Isobel Mackenzie as Canada’s first Seniors Advocate. Mackenzie has stepped down from the SafeCare BC Board effective immediately in order to pursue her new role as Seniors Advocate. “We want to congratulate Isobel on her appointment as BC’s new Seniors Advocate,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED SafeCare BC. “Isobel has […]

Mar 17
2014

SafeCare BC is Featured in Leading COHSN Newsletter

SafeCare BC was recently featured in COHSN Canada, the leading Canadian occupational health and safety newsletter. “It’s wonderful to see a new initiative like SafeCare BC recognized by such a widely-read and respected health and safety publication,” says Lyle on the first page feature on SafeCare BC. Included in the article by Jeff Cottrill are […]

Mar 12
2014

SafeCare BC Hosts Teleforum

Tuesday March 11, 2014 marked an exciting milestone for SafeCare BC, with SafeCare BC’s latest teleforum.  Over 40 professionals from across the continuing care sector dialed in to participate in the teleforum lead by Mary Ellen Sanajko of Conduit Coaching. Also joining in on the discussion was the newly appointed SafeCare BC executive director, Jennifer […]

Mar 10
2014

Teleforum Participants Page

Welcome to the March 11th, SafeCare BC Teleforum Participants Page! During this first ever SafeCare BC teleforum we will announce the results of the Training Needs Assessment surveys and the next steps for SafeCare BC. The teleforum is scheduled to take place between 10am-11am on March 11, 2014. During this 60-minute SafeCare BC/Conduit Coaching teleforum you […]

Mar 06
2014

SafeCare BC Teleforum

Join us on for the next SafeCare BC teleforum when we announce the results of the Needs Assessment surveys and the next steps for SafeCare BC. The teleforum is scheduled to take place between 10am-11am on March 11, 2014. During this 60-minute SafeCare BC/Conduit Coaching teleforum you will have the opportunity to: Hear from the new […]

Feb 24
2014

Working Together to Create Change for the Better

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ― Plato, The Republic   As I write this, SafeCare BC is officially four weeks old. The incorporation of SafeCare BC in January marked the culmination of years of hard work and the involvement of diverse stakeholders, including WorkSafeBC, the BC Care Providers Association, the Denominational Health […]

Feb 18
2014

SafeCare BC Tackles Injury Reduction in Long-term Care Sector

SafeCare BC tackles injury reduction in long-term care sector Vancouver, B.C., February 18, 2014 – The BC Care Providers Association and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce the launch of SafeCare BC, a workplace health and safety association that will focus on reducing the severity and frequency of injuries in the continuing healthcare sector.a SafeCare BC […]