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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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Violence Prevention

Learn to identify potentially violent situations, apply de-escalation techniques and report violence or near misses.

Instructions

Ask staff to share with the group when they have been in a potentially violent situation. Using the guiding questions, encourage staff to analyze their shared examples.

Note: Understand that this can be a sensitive and intimidating topic, so it is important not to pressure anyone who is hesitant to share their views and experiences.

After this huddle Staff should be able to:

  • Identify potentially violent situations.
  • Apply de-escalation techniques.
  • Report violence or near misses.

Notes to the huddle leader

Use this opportunity to review your organization’s policy on violence prevention including: behaviour care planning, code white procedures, violence risk alert system, and post-incident procedures.

Guiding questions

  • How do you identify the risk of violence?
  • What are some signs that a person in care is escalating or demonstrating responsive behaviours?
  • What techniques were successful in de-escalating or responding to the responsive behaviour?
  • What should be done after a violent incident or near miss?
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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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