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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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Musculoskeletal disorders know no age or lifestyle bounds, impacting an astonishing 1.71 billion individuals worldwide—a testament to their widespread prevalence and the urgent need for awareness and action. (2022, par 1).   There are numerous ways to get musculoskeletal disorders, both within and outside of the workplace. Awareness of these common causes may prevent musculoskeletal injuries […]
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Are you prepared to 'spring forward' this Sunday, March 10, when Daylight Savings Time begins? Every year, Daylight Savings Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. According to National Geographic, seasonal time shifts, like Daylight Savings, are created to maximize sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere (2023, par. 2). The bad […]
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Vaccines are commonly regarded as a lifelong health protection measure. In other words, your body’s invisible armour. This makes sense since immunization provides robust protection against various infectious diseases you may encounter in your lifetime. However, adults are rarely considered when considering vaccinations; instead, we typically associate it with newborns, teenagers, and toddlers. Nonetheless, developing […]
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This winter has presented many weather-related hazards, including an abundance of snow recently. With freezing rain being anticipated for much of Metro Vancouver, it is only about to become more challenging. Though leaving our homes during this season can be nerve-wracking, SafeCare BC wants you to know that you still have control over your safety. […]
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Healthcare workers in long-term care homes and community care play a pivotal role in the lives of our frail elderly and those living with chronic health conditions. They provide medical assistance, companionship, and support in the tasks of daily living, ensuring their residents have the highest quality of life possible. But what about the quality […]
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Get ready for winter driving now
September 5, 2023
As odd as that may sound now, if you drive for work during winter or have community and home care workers who do, now is the time to start your winter driving preparations.
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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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All of us have experienced stress at one time or another. Stress is ubiquitous, impacting many areas of our lives in both good and unhealthy ways. Good stress is the type of stress you might feel when you’re excited – such as trying a new thing for the first time or reacting to a sudden […]
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Sleep is an essential part of our daily lives, allowing our bodies to rest and recover from the stressors of everyday life. It is crucial for both our physical and mental well-being. When it comes to mental health at work, sleep plays a vital role in our ability to perform well and maintain our emotional […]
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Workplace civility recap
February 25, 2020
How civil is your workplace? Your actions and attitude may contribute to workplace incivility – without knowing. On February 24, SafeCare BC’s Workplace Civility webinar took place. Presented by Dr. Heather Cooke, Rhonda Croft, and Trish Giesbrecht, this webinar discussed the importance of civility in the workplace and strategies employers and staff can use to […]
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With Environment Canada warning the extreme chill of winter will continue to hold BC in its frozen grip this week, SafeCare BC—the non-profit association working to ensure injury-free, safe working conditions for the more than 28,000 continuing care workers in BC—is encouraging its members, workplaces and those visiting loved ones in care to use their ‘snow sense’ in tackling the white and icy stuff over these next few sub-zero days ahead, and throughout the winter.
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Stay safe this holiday season
December 17, 2019
The holiday season can be a hectic time, so SafeCare BC has compiled a few simple steps you can take to stay safe during the winter.
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