The month of February is SafeCare BC’s #StopViolence month.
During the month of February, this page will be home to all #StopViolence content that SafeCare BC is creating and/or promoting. Check back often as this page will be updated regularly.
During our 2017 campaign, we focused on “Wellness in the Workplace” and specifically discussed mental health, the new National Standard around Psychological Health and Safety, and how to prevent burn-out.
As part of Safe Care BC’s #StopViolence campaign in February and an ongoing focus on violence prevention in seniors care, we are pleased to continue to offer our ‘Anti-Violence Sign’ for display at care homes across the province.
You can access your sign by:
SafeCare BC has lots of events happening during February around #StopViolence!
Check out our course listing page to see what’s available.
SafeCare BC’s new Violence Prevention Policy template will supplement existing policies of continuing care providers across the province and guide the establishment of new ones where none currently exists. The goal is to reduce the risk and rate of injury to continuing care workers, improve workplace safety and create a more positive working environment.
Continuing care workers interact closely with residents and their families, often under difficult circumstances. Residents may act aggressively due to their medical condition or medication they are taking. They may also have a history of violent behaviour or feel frustrated as a result of their circumstances. According to recent WorkSafeBC statistics, violence in the workplace accounted for 11 per cent of the sector’s injury claims in 2014, with a total cost of $16.5 million over the past five years…Read more.
Click here to download the full version of the SafeCare BC Violence Prevention Policy Template.