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  • "This program is great and well facilitated. I hope that more healthcare leaders can have the opportunity to participate in this kind of program."
  • "This is a good program and especially helpful to have other participants in the same field of work."
  • "I thought Callie did a great job at providing opportunities for everyone in the group to open, honest and to share their valuable experiences with others."
  • "Working with the other leaders was the most rewarding – to hear other leaders and their struggles and together coming up with self-care strategies to better cope with work-life balance"
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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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Unrestrained animals

Unrestrained animals, either on approach to a home or inside the home, can create an unsafe work environment.

The threat of injury from an animal is not part of your job. Animals may be territorial and perceive you as a threat to a person or property. When animals perceive a threat, they typically:

  • Move or shy away (a flight response)
  • Show signs of heightened interest or concern (pricked ears, raised hackles, showing of teeth, growling/snarling)
  • Strike out – unprovoked (fight response)

Are you prepared?

  • I have reviewed the care plan for any information about pets in the home or near the client
  • I have checked my surroundings for the presence of unrestrained animals that may pose a threat to my safety
  • I know that if unsure, I have the right to request the animal be restrained or removed from the immediate area
  • I know I have the right to refuse to provide care if I perceive a risk to my personal safety
  • I know to contact my supervisor immediately if I feel it’s unsafe to proceed
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