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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Passport for Safety – Canadian Edition Eh?

To encourage and improve both workplace safety education and online learning compliance, Eden Gardens is introducing the “Passport for Safety – Canadian Edition Eh?”

To encourage and improve workplace safety education and online learning compliance, Eden Gardens is introducing the “Passport for Safety – Canadian Edition Eh?”. Each staff member will have their own “passport” and can collect stamps to complete online learning modules, demonstrate workplace safety knowledge, or scavenger hunts to find safety equipment.

Eden Gardens is focusing on Canadian flag colours, with a focus on Code Red and Code White, to add a patriotic element to our Passport for Safety. Eden Gardens intends to continue with the Passport for Safety, focusing on different international code colours as the program progresses.

Eden Gardens

1917 Northfield Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 3B6
Innovation Idea Details
How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?

The “Passport for Safety – Canadian Edition Eh?” will inspire and encourage staff to take workplace safety into their own hands, while also promoting the completion of online learning modules. To earn stamps, employees will need to complete online learning modules, know their international emergency codes, demonstrate workplace safety knowledge, or complete scavenger hunts to identify safety equipment around the workplace.

How did you implement this idea?

The idea has not yet been implemented in the workplace.

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?

Increased completion of online learning modules, improved workplace safety education and knowledge, increased awareness of international emergency codes, and identification of workplace safety equipment while maintaining a fun and slightly competitive work environment.

Cost & Resources
What was the initial set up cost?
Cost of printing passports, or creating digital version
What are the on-going costs?
Minimal.

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