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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

Guidelines and 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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Questions about SafeCare BC

SafeCare BC members are made up of non-profit, denominational health, and for-profit organizations.

You are automatically a member if you are employed by a long-term care home or home support agency in BC and are not a health authority employee. Another way you can tell is if your organization has the WorkSafeBC Classification Unit number 766011 or 766006 – if so, you’re automatically a SafeCare BC member. Organizations owned or operated by the health authorities are not SafeCare BC members.

If you are not registered under either but want to take advantage of our programs, services, and resources, you can apply to become a SafeCare BC Associate Member.

Not sure if you’re a member? Contact with your organization’s name and address; we can look it up.

WorkSafeBC defines a classification unit. It groups employers in similar industries with similar injury risk levels to facilitate fair and equitable assessment rates.

The classification unit 766011 groups together long-term care facilities, homes for the physically challenged, and multi-level care facilities (among others).

The classification unit 766006 includes organizations that provide home care, community care, and home support.

As an employer, your WorkSafeBC-provided documentation will identify what classification unit you belong to.

If you are an employee working in long-term care, community care, or home care and support, except health authority-owned and operated sites, you automatically have access to SafeCare BC’s programs, services and resources.

These employers pay a levy to support SafeCare BC’s activities.

If you are not classified as a long-term care, community care, or home care and support employer, you can apply to become a member and pay an annual membership fee to access SafeCare BC’s programs, services and resources.

Suppose you are injured at work or have symptoms of a work-related illness. In that case, you must follow the steps provided by WorkSafeBC, beginning with reporting the injury or illness to your employer immediately.  Please review the WorkSafeBC procedures for starting a claim.

Yes, home care and home support employees joined SafeCare BC in 2017. We continue expanding our resources and training for home care and support workers.

Directions and information about the SafeCare BC office and satellite training centres are available on our website.

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The standard is a document that outlines a systematic approach to develop and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. It focuses on mental illness prevention and mental health promotion. The Standard is intended for everyone, whether or not they have a mental illness. The National Standard of Canada
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Why should you do a violence risk assessment? Under what circumstances? Who should be involved? This Q & A document covers all the basics around violence risk assessments.
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