SafeCare BC partnered with the University of British Columbia to support an exciting research initiative that seek to better understand how an organization’s workplace health and safety practices relate to work-related injuries. Specifically, this research initiative seek to validate the use of a short survey tool as a proxy measure for workplace injuries, and to establish a workplace culture of safety benchmark for the continuing care sector.
The University of British Columbia actively recruited SafeCare BC members for participants. Participants were asked to complete a brief, 6-minute online survey about their organization’s health and safety policies practices. All information collected were kept confidential, and each participating organization received a summary report on current sector practices regarding workplace health and safety.
SafeCare BC was pleased to participate in such an important and relevant initiative. The findings of this initiative will not only provide valuable insight into the sector’s current status, but will also guide the development of future tools so that organizations may effectively track their own progress in creating safer, healthier workplaces. We encourage our members to get involved to ensure that the final results are representative of our sector.
You can visit www.pwhs.ubc.ca to learn more about the study or contact Suhail Marino, UBC Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-822-0200