According to WorkSafeBC statistics, musculoskeletal injuries are the number one cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. The economic cost of these injuries is easy to measure. It’s estimated that the cost of claims alone over the past five years is more than $85 million. The human and social cost is equally staggering. Constant pain. An inability to perform routine tasks. Time off work that can lead to depression. Unable to return to a job you loved. Forced to retrain for another career.
SafeCare BC has your back and our goal is to provide you with resources, including an online 5-step toolkit that will help make it easy to prevent these types of injuries.
Step 1: Assess Your Organization
Creating a Safe Handling program begins with a conversation to better understand your organization’s overall safety culture. The culture of an organization plays a key part in any initiative. If you are looking to improve workplace health and safety at your organization, it’s very important to understand the state of your current workplace culture. Find out how you can assess your organization’s culture.
Each week during the five-week Safe Handling campaign, we’ll post another step