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Policy objective and scope Definitions Guiding considerations Policy Masking: Resources: Ambassadors: Hand Hygiene: Resources: Immunization: Resources: Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection: Resources: Health Care Worker Illness and Return to Work: Resources: Visitation: Occupancy Limits and Physical Distancing: Masking: Resources: Ambassadors: Hand Hygiene: Resources: Immunization: Resources: Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection: Resources: Health Care Worker Illness and Return […]
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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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The National Alliance for Safety and Health in Healthcare applauds House of Commons Standing Committee on Health for recommendations to address violence facing healthcare workers
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Last year, SafeCare BC established a Tailored Outreach Program or TOP for short. There are now 28 organizations participating, representing both long-term care and home care and community health support.
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In B.C. alone, over 60% of all workplace violence claims come from the health and social services among major industry groups, despite the sector accounting for only 11% of the provincial workforce.
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On April 16, 2019, amendments to mental disorder presumption regulations under the Workers Compensation Act took effect.
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Fifteen organizations (10 from long-term care and five from home care and community health support) have now signed on to SafeCare BC’s Tailored Outreach Program,or TOP for short, to help reduce workplace injuries. Safety report cards and gap analyses are letting organizations know where they are doing well, and where they need to focus. Action […]
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Baptist Housing has 1,200 team members caring for 2,100 residents at 17 senior living communities across BC. Having an effective return to/recover at work program for injured workers is essential, not only for the workers themselves but also for their co-workers and the organization’s operations
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Sydney Griffin-Beale is a nursing supervisor with Bayshore Home Care, and through her work sees the impact of workplace injuries.
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Mavis Talks TOP
September 13, 2018
Through its Tailored Outreach Program, or TOP for short, SafeCare BC is working with organizations in long-term care and home care and community health support to help reduce workplace injuries. We talk with Mavis Gibson, SafeCare BC’s acting director, Workplace Health and Safety Programs, about TOP. SC: What is TOP?MG: This program increases an employer’s […]
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Given that there are now more seniors in Canada than there are children, The Vancouver Sun’s recent series on seniors’ care was timely, informative and hopefully stimulated conversation with families and government policy-makers.
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2018 Safety Den Winners
June 1, 2018
Continuing Care Category | Revera Living Revera’s low-tech safety idea is the creation of a ‘luggage tag’ style ID for a resident’s walker or wheelchair. One side of the letter-size sheet has a visual cue for the resident—a picture from their youth, one of a loved one, or a prominent memory, with a brief description […]
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According to a new SafeCare BC report, a shortage of home care and support workers has a negative impact on workplace health and safety.
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This tool can be used by organizations as a self-audit tool to identify opportunities for health and safety improvement, but should only be employed at organizations that have a basic safety program in place.
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