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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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Safety Month - September 2024

Infection Control

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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Don’t Take Your Work Home with You

A humorous video to remind us why appropriate infectious agent control measures are important.


Controlling Exposure – Protecting Healthcare Workers from Infectious Disease

This handbook describes common infectious diseases and how they are spread, explains how to protect workers from exposure, and explains the requirements of the Regulation that relate to infectious diseases. Developed by WorkSafeBC.

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How Effective Are Your Infection Control Practices?

Healthcare-Associated-Infections (HAIs) in personal care homes can lead to increased costs to an organization. HAIs can easily spread when there is:

  • Improper hand hygiene
  • Lack of an infection control program
  • Inadequate surveillance and disease reporting
  • Absence or limited use of PPE
  • Lack of signage posted in the facility regarding cough etiquette
  • Improper use of antibiotics
  • Insufficient training for healthcare workers who are administering injections or carrying out point-of-care testing
  • Absence of a formal policy on environmental cleaning

To help prevent instances of healthcare-associated infections, the Center for Disease Control has created a new tool for assessing infection control programs and practices in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. If you don’t have a self-assessment tool for infection control, here is a resource developed by the Center for Disease Control for you to use.

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This tool can be used to assist with identifying and assessing the risk of biohazard exposure in the workplace.
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As a healthcare employer, you are required to have an exposure control plan for communicable diseases.
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An exposure control plan is a document that describes how workers will be protected from occupational exposures such as infectious diseases or a hazardous substance in the workplace
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A chart with recommended actions on how to implement control measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in long-term care.
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A chart with recommended actions on how to implement control measures to reduce the risk of exposure to communicable disease in home and community care.
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This planning tool has been designed to guide Assisted Living residences through WorkSafeBC’s six-step process to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
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Vaccines are commonly regarded as a lifelong health protection measure. In other words, your body’s invisible armour. This makes sense since immunization provides robust protection against various infectious diseases you may encounter in your lifetime. However, adults are rarely considered when considering vaccinations; instead, we typically associate it with newborns, teenagers, and toddlers. Nonetheless, developing […]
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Using the fundamentals of motivational interviewing, this workshop will help you have conversations with respect and curiosity that make others feel heard, supported, and valued.
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Vaccine Basics media kit
October 12, 2023
Welcome to the Vaccine Basics Media Kit. Here, you’ll find tools and templates to help you spread the word about vaccines.
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To help prevent instances of healthcare-associated infections, the Center for Disease Control has created a new tool for assessing infection control programs and practices in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
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All workers in B.C. are potentially vulnerable to infectious diseases. This book describes common communicable and zoonotic diseases, how they are spread, and steps to take to protect workers.
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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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Surgical masks and respirators are different types of personal protective equipment. Healthcare workers wear surgical masks as part of their personal protective equipment; however, these are not respirators and are not certified as such. The decision to wear a mask versus a respirator should be based on a risk assessment of the specific work environment.
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The Swift Slider is a friction reducing device to assist with patient/resident repositioning, boosting and turning in bed.
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At the Hamlets there was an issue identified where the relative Health Authorities cohorted N95 material (Specifically 3M product). This is still the case today.
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Promote wellness and quality of life for residents and team members, recognize skill and courage of the team, properly grieve beloved residents that passed away.
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On-The-Right-Track Hookless Patient Cubicle Curtains is a safer and more infection control solution to patient privacy curtains when compared to the traditional option.
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Vaccines play an important role in infection prevention and control. They can help keep you and others safe in the workplace, at home, and in public.
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Vaccines play an important role in infection prevention and control. They can help keep you and others safe in the workplace, at home, and in public.
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Les vaccins jouent un rôle important dans la prévention et le contrôle des infections. Ils peuvent contribuer à assurer votre sécurité et celle des autres sur le lieu de travail, à la maison et en public.
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Les vaccins jouent un rôle important dans la prévention et le contrôle des infections. Ils peuvent contribuer à assurer votre sécurité et celle des autres sur le lieu de travail, à la maison et en public.
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In this course, you will learn about infection prevention practices for continuing care workplaces. 
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Respirators—such as N95s—are an important layer of protection against infection. Respiratory hazards can include airborne contaminants, such as biological contaminants, dusts, mists, fumes, and gases.
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Stay safe this holiday season
December 17, 2019
The holiday season can be a hectic time, so SafeCare BC has compiled a few simple steps you can take to stay safe during the winter.
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