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This risk assessment audit tool includes a template for long-term care, home care and community health support, and non-clinical areas.
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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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Responsibilities

In British Columbia, everyone in the workplace has specific responsibilities when it comes to health and safety - whether you're a worker, supervisor, employer, owner, or contractor.

Your Responsibilities

  • Know the risk factors related to your work and the signs and symptoms, and potential health effects of injuries.
  • Participate in education and training on established safe work procedures and the use of controls
  • Cooperate with your employer, joint health and safety committee (or worker representative) and WorkSafeBC officers
  • Report signs and symptoms of injuries to your supervisor
  • Report unsafe acts or conditions to your supervisor

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Ensure the health and safety of all workers under your direct supervision
  • Know the WorkSafeBC requirements that apply to the work under your supervision and make sure those requirements are met
  • Ensure workers under your supervision are aware of all known hazards
  • Ensure workers under your supervision have the appropriate personal protective equipment, are issued properly, regularly inspected and maintained

Employer Responsibilities

  • Establish a valid occupational health and safety program
  • Train your staff to do their work safely and provide proper supervision
  • Provide supervisors with the necessary support and training to carry out health and safety responsibilities
  • Ensure clients are regularly assessed to make sure policies are being followed
  • Fix problems reported by staff
  • Investigate incidents where staff are injured or equipment is damaged
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The Home Care and Community Health Support Pocketbook was created to bring awareness to several health and safety issues faced in home and community care.
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