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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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There are some essential things to remember to ensure proper care and assistance for residents.
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Want to learn more about what you can do to prevent injuries at work? SafeCare BC is always offering a variety of workshops throughout the province. We are committed to providing outstanding professional development for continuing care workers in BC as well as connecting continuing care workers to other professional development opportunities.
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From lifting heavy objects to helping residents and clients move, there is always a risk of injury if your body is not prepared for a wide range of movement. While it is commonly thought that stretching is the best way to warm up, SafeCare BC recommends going for a brisk walk instead.
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Creating a safe work environment involves more than just a list of policies, it requires people who look out for one another. Giving positive reinforcement to your staff or co-worker can not only make them feel good, but it can also contribute towards creating a culture of safety. As the video shows, no task is too small to celebrate.
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When was the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, not talking but just letting your mind wander? This talk illustrates the transformative nature of being mindful and experiencing the moment for just 10 minutes a day.
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In this video you will learn how dementia can affect vision and what you can do to ensure you are seen. Our practical tips will help you interact with people living with dementia using a person-centred approach.
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Using ceiling lifts to transfer, reposition, and turn clients reduces injuries. Sometimes, though, even when lifts are available, they're not always used. This video challenges the seven most common reasons health care workers give for not using ceiling lifts.
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If you took 15 seconds to do something now, which could potentially save someone else 30 minutes later, and if that person then did something to save someone else time, considerable time could be saved in a time-strapped workplaces. Not only could this reduce frustration, but it could also increase joy – for your team […]
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Hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of infectious disease. Poor hand hygiene means that what happens at work doesn't always stay at work. This video is about more than just your health; it's about your family's health.
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Learn more about microaggression and what you can do to avoid perpetuating it.
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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Resource
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Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective mean to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.
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Hand hygiene, either with soap and water or with alcohol-based handrub, is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Indeed, hand hygiene is an easy, inexpensive, and effective mean to prevent the spread of germs and keep everyone healthy.
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A great conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. This balance is important because poor communication leads to poor relationships, both at work and at home.
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Continuing care workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injury compared with all other occupations in BC. Caregivers talk about the impact of injury.
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Continuing care workers experience violence frequently in the course of their work. Hear about the impact of workplace violence, and the need for caregivers to take care of themselves mentally, so they can take care of others.
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Because of the unique requirements of the job, continuing care workers are susceptible to violent attacks more often than those in other occupations. Using the Point of Care Assessment can help reduce the risk of workplace violence
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Menno Place is one of B.C.’s largest campuses of care. Located in Abbotsford, B.C., it dates back to 1953 and provides care for nearly 350 residents while providing housing and services to another 350 in its Independent Housing and Assisted Living Suites. Recently, they have designed safety huddles for staff which encourage positive interactions between themselves as well as residents. This program, along with a few others, has increased awareness of health and safety at Menno Place.
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Working in continuing care can be like crossing the street – you might not always think about it, but there are risks and hazards to consider.
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This video demonstrates some of the challenges of wearing PPE while supporting care recipients. Learn how a person living with dementia may interpret PPE and try our practical tips to help you connect and communicate.
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This video shares the journeys of two Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) workers through the company's innovative Recover at Work Centre. CMBC, with the support of WorkSafeBC, created this centre to help workers remain at work after an occupational injury, understanding that the sooner workers can return to work safely the sooner they can get back to life.
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Creating a safe work environment involves more than just a list of policies, it requires people who look out for one another. Giving positive reinforcement to your staff or co-worker can not only make them feel good, but it can also contribute towards creating a culture of safety. As the video shows, no task is too small to celebrate.
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Want to learn more about what you can do to prevent injuries at work? SafeCare BC is always offering a variety of workshops throughout the province. We are committed to providing outstanding professional development for continuing care workers in BC as well as connecting continuing care workers to other professional development opportunities.
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From lifting heavy objects to helping residents and clients move, there is always a risk of injury if your body is not prepared for a wide range of movement. While it is commonly thought that stretching is the best way to warm up, SafeCare BC recommends going for a brisk walk instead.
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Find out who SafeCare BC is and what we do.
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Proudly sponsored by Carnelian Technologies, the fourth-annual Safety Den happened at the BC Care Providers Association Conference in May 2019.
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Safety Den returns in a virtual form! Today we meet our three Safety Dragons and our first finalist.
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Lets meet the final two contestants in this year's Safety Den.
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Our finalists present their ideas to the Safety Dragons in the Safety Den 2021 Finale.
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Take a look back at this year's Safety Den!
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Tabor Village is one of many care homes in the province that are using innovative methods to encourage the development of a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.
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In this video you will learn how dementia slows the thinking process and how you can adjust your approach to help improve communication. Our practical tips will help you use a person-centred approach with care recipients.
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Watch this short video to learn more about how a care operator in Yarmouth committed to implementing a safe handling program and ended up with a significant culture shift in the organization’s overall occupational health and safety program.
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This video was created to help you know what to expect when a WorkSafeBC prevention officer visits your workplace to conduct a safety inspection. It will help you better understand the inspection process so that it will be more efficient and productive.
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Health care workers sometimes find themselves in situations where their plans for providing care don't achieve the intended results. A "two is better than one" solution to the situation won't work if workers don’t understand why the care plan didn't work in the first place. This video shows how, without a planned approach, two-person care can put […]
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The Violence Risk Assessment was created to help guide you through the process of conducting a violence risk assessment. The Risk Assessment is a key part of an organization’s overall violence prevention program, a requirement under WorkSafeBC regulations.
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Safe handling is as important for you and your co-workers as for residents and clients. John works in continuing care. See what makes him happy.
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This talk explores the impact of rudeness in the workplace, and highlights how civility can save lives.
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About SafeCare BC and What We Do
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Care givers share the emotional impact of their work, and why being aware of mental wellness is important.
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Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being respectful to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath.
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Teepa Snow is a dementia-care education specialist with a background in occupational therapy and over 30 years in clinical practice. This was a presentation held by WorkSafe BC on April 27, 2012, on approach and communication with someone with dementia. How to Approach and Communicate with someone who has Dementia part 1. This was a […]
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This webinar offers information on preliminary assessment rates for 2022, an overview of injury rate trends, and details on how you can use WorkSafe BC’s Employer Health and Safety Planning Toolkit to view your organization’s injury trends.
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