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The annual member survey helps us respond to your health and safety needs through relevant, quality, and timely education and programming.
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In long-term care it is increasingly apparent that who is on shift is just as important as how many staff are on shift. Quality care is difficult to achieve when we do not routinely engage with one another in a positive, or civil, manner.
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Leading from the Inside Out
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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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Emergency Preparedness – What Employers Need to Know

Emergency events such as severe flooding and landslides can occur with very little warning. When creating an emergency response plan for the workplace, considerations need to include planning for evacuation, rescue, and re-entry, when safe to do so.

Emergency events such as severe flooding and landslides can occur with very little warning. When creating an emergency response plan for the workplace, considerations need to include planning for evacuation, rescue, and re-entry, when safe to do so.

All employers in British Columbia are required to plan, prepare, and train their employees for emergencies. The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation specifies what is required in sections 4.13 through 4.16, and Part 32.

WorkSafeBC has highlighted the following key requirements:

  • Conducting a risk assessment to determine the most likely emergency situations in the workplace. Engaging workers in the risk assessment.
  • Developing appropriate written procedures for evacuation, rescue, and re-entry once it is safe to do so.
  • Providing well-marked means of escape in the event of an emergency.
  • Ensuring that emergency procedures consider the safety of disabled workers.
  • Conducting drills at least once every year.
  • Making sure all workers on site know how to respond to an incident. Providing training to employees in emergency procedures and fire prevention.
  • Assessing and providing adequate first aid coverage.
  • Providing appropriate personal protective equipment for workers doing the rescue, evacuation, and subsequent re-entry into workplaces.
  • Ensuring a sufficient number of workers are available to implement rescue procedures.

Please visit WorkSafeBC for additional health and safety information and resources including emergency preparedness and flood response resources.

Emergency Preparedness – What Employers Need to Know

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One in three Canadian adults has experienced a major weather-related disaster or emergency. The Government of Canada reports that we live “in a period of rapid climate change,” and high-risk weather is becoming severe, longer, and more frequent across Canada.  
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Use this listening exercise as practice when you're speaking with an employee (or employees) about change.
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Although the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is the most visible control used to prevent the spread of infection, it is only one of the infection, prevention, and control measures available and should not be relied on as a primary prevention strategy.
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Use the point of care assessment template below to identify the risks in each of the four boxes that may have lead to the resident becomeing responsive.
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The SafeCare BC Strategic Plan 2021-2023 (extended to 2024) addresses our key strategic priorities and goals
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