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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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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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12 Months of Safety - July 2024

Risk Assessment

Risk assessment involves thinking about how potential hazards may harm workers—and how severe that harm may be. Planning the appropriate amount of attention and control allows the implementation of controls to reduce risk.
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12 Months of Safety January 2024

Violence Prevention

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Working closely with clients and their families and friends, often under difficult circumstances and sometimes in isolated locations, can put you at risk of violence. Violence and aggressive behaviour are not part of your job.

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12 Months of Safety February 2024

Bullying and Harassment

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Bullying and incivility are significant problems in workplaces, homes, schools, and online. SafeCare BC and its members can play a role in creating safe, healthy, and civil workplaces.

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12 Months of Safety March 2024

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

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Musculoskeletal Injuries are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, such as sprains and strains, in both long-term care and community health support services.

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12 Months of Safety April 2024

Joint Health & Safety Committee

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A Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee is required in workplaces where there are 20 or more employees. Small workplaces with more than nine but less than 20 employees must have a worker health and safety representative.

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12 Months of Safety May 2024

Mental Health

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Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Conditions such as stress, anxiety, and loneliness can negatively impact your overall well-being.

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12 Months of Safety June 2024

Extreme Weather

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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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12 Months of Safety July 2024

Risk Assessment

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Risk assessment involves thinking about how potential hazards may harm workers—and how severe that harm may be. Planning the appropriate amount of attention and control allows the implementation of controls to reduce risk.

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12 Months of Safety August 2024

Workplace Inspections

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Workplace inspections are an essential incident prevention tool in an organization's occupational health and safety program. Inspections involve critically examining the workplace to identify and record hazards for corrective action.

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12 Months of Safety September 2024

Infection Control

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Prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza by taking proper infection control measures in your workplace.

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12 Months of Safety October 2024

Slips and falls

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Slips, trips and falls are the second most common injury for home and community health workers. As you enter a client's home, there may be uneven or slippery surfaces outside. Weather, outside environment, and clutter inside the home may result in tripping hazards.

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12 Months of Safety November 2024

Workplace investigations

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