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Guidelines & Regulations

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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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Caring for people living with dementia was a top health and safety concern according to respondents in our annual member survey. And when asked in that same survey what health and safety topics people would like to learn about, dementia care was the second most popular topic.   Caring for individuals with dementia in a way […]
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In this edition 👇 MSI and Ergonomics👇 New dementia education course - FREE during March👇 New mental health service 👇 Our redesigned website👇 Learn to build a safe patient-handling program 👇 Upcoming events👇 Last chance to register for our AGM and Leaders Health and Safety Forum
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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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Do you want to inform the work we do? We have an opportunity for you. We’re looking to fill two spots on our Technical Advisory Committee: Committee members provide input, expertise and knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness of our programs and initiatives. If you are interested, send an application to board@safecarebc.ca by February 29. Please enclose the […]
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Notice of Annual General Meeting
February 8, 2024
SafeCare BC's 2024 Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, March 15, and will coincide with the second annual Leaders Health and Safety Forum. Michele Thomson, Acting Board Chair and Saleema Dhalla, CEO, will provide an update to members on SafeCare BC’s accomplishments and plans for the coming year. All SafeCare BC members are […]
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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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Amendments to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 5: Chemical Agents and Biological Agents – Emergency Planning will be effective between May and June 2024. Read a full summary of the changes. Highlights include: If you have questions about the requirements, contact Jennifer Derksen at JDerksen@SafeCareBC.ca or 604-630-5572 ext. 238.
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Amendments to WorkSafeBC’s Part 3, Rights and Responsibilities, in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) will be effective November 1, 2024. Some changes include: *WorkSafeBC defines long-term care and community health support services first aid requirements as a low hazard rating. While the related guidelines are not yet developed, find additional information on first […]
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WorkSafeBC is proposing an addition to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR), Part 3, Rights and Responsibilities, by adding a general risk management process for identifying and assessing known or reasonably foreseeable hazards and controlling risks. This section will focus on hazards not prescriptively described in the Act or Regulation. This section includes employer responsibilities […]
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If your organization is interested in WorkSafeBC’s Certificate of Recognition (COR) program, we have been working with AuditSoft and the BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) on customized audit tools for continuing care. Apply now for an audit to become COR-certified. If you're not quite ready for COR - our Tailored Outreach Program (TOP) is the perfect stepping stone towards certification. […]
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Join the SafeCare BC Board
January 18, 2024
Are you passionate about health and safety? Do you want to work more closely with SafeCare BC? Then you should consider joining our Board. In the lead-up to our 2024 Annual General Meeting, we’re taking nominations for three positions on the board. If you are interested in standing for the Board or wish to nominate […]
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Safety Den—our annual Dragons’ Den-inspired event—is back, and this year, we’re changing things up. We’re not just going to put your ideas on stage, we’re going to put them up on the big screen. How it works Safety Den is a celebration of innovation in healthcare, showcasing ideas from people like you who are passionate […]
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