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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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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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Road safety

Community and home care workers will often drive, or take transit, to a client’s home as part of their job. This means that if you are driving, your car is your mobile workplace while you are visiting clients. Being on the road can be dangerous if you are not prepared.

Preventing hazards related to driving

  • Review your driving schedule, ensure it’s do-able and can be carried out safely
  • Plan your route before you leave, and keep an emergency roadside kit in your car
  • Be aware of the weather and road conditions
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Check to see that you have enough gas in your car
  • Ensure that your car is in good repair. This includes making sure your headlights, brake lights, and turn signals are working
  • If you think you are being followed, drive to the nearest police station, fire hall or hospital and sound your horn to get attention

Are you prepared?

  • I have had a good night’s sleep, and I have a clear state of mind
  • I am fit to drive
  • I am not impaired by drugs, alcohol or prescription medication
  • I have had something to eat, and I have a snack or water with me
  • My family, employer and clients are aware that I will be unavailable to answer calls, texts, and emails while driving
  • My car is prepared for the day’s work and any weather or road conditions that I may encounter (e.g. mud & snow or snow tires for winter)
  • I have an emergency preparedness road kit (see Reference/Resources – Winter Road Safety)
  • I am aware of what to do in the event of a motor vehicle accident (see Reference/ Resources – Motor Vehicle Crash Sheet)
  • I know to contact my supervisor immediately if it is unsafe for me to drive

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Employees who drive their vehicles for worke can contribute to a safer workplace and roads for all British Columbians.
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Provided by Road Safety At Work, this document informs Home Care and Community Care workers with ways to stay safe while driving in the winter.
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Crashes are a leading cause of work-related traumatic deaths in BC, but they can be prevented through careful planning, training, vehicle maintenance, and education.
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Road Safety at Work offers resources such as templates, workshops, webinars and tool kits to help develop and manage a road safety plan.
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