B.C.’s long term care sector has one of the highest injury claims rates within the health care industry. The sector has an overall injury rate of 9.6 per 100 person years, with a serious injury rate of 3.6 per 100 person years1. This compares to a province-wide average of 2.3 and 0.8, respectively, and an acute care average of 4.0 and 1.5, respectively – or more than double the acute care sector injury rate and more than quadruple the provincial average1.
In 2013, over 120 000 work days were lost due to injury among B.C. long term care workers1. This compares with just under 111 000 work days lost among acute care workers – a sector that employs more than twice the number of individuals employed in long term care1.
SafeCare BC seeks to develop the most innovative and practical training for injury prevention of LTC and home support workers. We continuously work with industry leaders and professionals to develop and implement these solutions and reduce injury rates within the workplace.
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1 WorkSafeBC. Industry Safety Information Centre. Retrieved from https://online.worksafebc.com/anonymous/wcb.ISR.web/Default.aspx, March 31, 2014.