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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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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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Member survey results are in
September 10, 2023
SafeCare BC’s mission is to empower those working in the continuing care sector to create safer, healthier workplaces – that’s why we always value what our members have to say.
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The injury rate for SafeCare BC’s home care and community health support members continues to show a steady decline. The 2018 rate of 5 compares favourably to the rate of 7 two years ago.
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Multiple regions of British Columbia have been issued air quality advisories due to the wildfires in the interior. With some parts of the province reaching an Air Quality Health Index of 10 or more—very high risk—it’s essential to take proper steps to stay safe, not only for yourself, but the people you provide care for. […]
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PTSD can significantly impact the workplace’s psychological health and safety by compromising someone’s ability to function effectively. PTSD can affect people of all ages and backgrounds and profoundly impact their emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Not everyone who experiences trauma will develop PTSD, but for those who do, the symptoms can be severe and persistent. […]
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WorkSafeBC is requesting feedback for four new policies in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II that support the implementation of two new provisions to the Workers Compensation Act (WCA), effective January 1, 2024: the duty to cooperate and the duty to maintain employment.  These changes align with the rights and compensation rules already in place within the Canadian Human […]
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Recently, we dared you to tell us what you think in our member survey. More than 1,000 of you accepted the challenge. Thank you. We created an infographic that shows some of the highlights. There were a few things that stood out. Is your health and safety committee in need of some love? 63% of respondents strongly […]
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We’ve got great news! The highly anticipated Hearts and Hands conference for healthcare assistants is returning to three locations—Langley, Kelowna, and Victoria. The event’s goals are to CELEBRATE, EDUCATE, and INSPIRE. With fascinating education sessions, engaging speakers, fun activities, and an incredible sense of community, you won’t want to miss this event. The conferences are in October, […]
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WorkSafeBC approved amendments
June 22, 2023
Amendments to Part 3, Rights and Responsibilities, in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) will come into effect November 1, 2024. Last April, WorkSafeBC released a discussion paper highlighting the amendments. Sections 3.14 to 3.21 and Schedule 3-A state the occupational first aid requirements for workplaces. Since the current requirements were introduced, there has been the development […]
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We are pleased to announce that WorkSafeBC is again supporting the Hearts and Hands conference, as our Founding Partner. We are appreciative of WorkSafe’s long-time support of this event. Recognizing the limited educational opportunities for healthcare assistants, WorkSafe founded the first Hearts and Hands conference in 2015, with the help of a small group of […]
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We asked you to tell us what you think, and you did. More than 1,000 people responded to our annual member. Thank you. Your feedback helps us understand the health and safety issues that are important to you, so we can create education and resources that are meaningful. We are analyzing all the responses, and […]
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SafeCare BC is your health and safety association. We want to know the health and safety issues important to you, so we can create educational programs, tools, and resources that best meet your needs. Let us know your thoughts in our annual member survey. Whether you are a front-line worker or a senior leader, we want […]
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Following today’s announcement, the Ministry of Health has rescinded Public Health Orders regarding masking, screening, and vaccination for long-term care and assisted living visitors and masking for staff in long-term care and assisted living. Effective immediately, visitors are no longer required to: To date, no changes have been made to the vaccination requirements for long-term care […]
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