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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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Safe resident handling: Not all controls are created equal

This webinar will provide you with the information to learn more about controls that enhance your safe resident handling system in your workplace.

We know that safe resident handling continues to be challenging in the continuing care sector. When workers are injured, there are fewer resources to take care of residents, resulting in increased workloads, fatigue, stress and more injuries.

This webinar will provide you with the information to learn more about controls that enhance your safe resident handling system in your workplace.

OHS guidelines - Ergonomics (MSI) requirements (WorkSafeBC)
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According to WorkSafeBC statistics, musculoskeletal injuries are the number one cause of staff injuries in BC’s continuing care sector. The economic cost of these injuries is easy to measure. It’s estimated that the cost of claims alone over the past five years is more than $85 million.
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Starting at $110
Are you a continuing care worker, but don’t know the safest practices when it comes to handling the persons receiving care?
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Starting at $100
Are you already familiar with Safe Handling techniques, but want to share your knowledge and expertise with others at your workplace? Are you looking to train your staff in a cost-effective and efficient manner?
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Jennifer is an experienced consultant with over 15 years of experience providing education and assessment services for Arjo customers in Safe Patient Handling, Hygiene, Pressure Injury Prevention, Dementia knowledge and care skills, and Disinfection. She joined Arjo in 2008 and has been a valuable team member ever since.

Jennifer’s expertise in Safe Patient Handling has helped Arjo customers improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk of injuries to patients and caregivers. She has also provided education and training in hygiene and disinfection, helping prevent infection spread in healthcare settings.

Jennifer is also a certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care independent trainer. She has been teaching Teepa Snow’s trademarked Positive Physical Approach and Hand under Hand support skills to care partners of people with dementia since 2019. Her knowledge and experience in dementia care have been invaluable to Arjo’s customers, helping improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Jennifer’s vast experience and knowledge make her an indispensable asset to Arjo and its customers. She is passionate about improving patient outcomes and providing the best care to those in need.

Laura Gibbins

CRSP, BScN, CHSC, Dip OSH

Laura Gibbins, CRSP, BScN, CHSC, Dip OSH
Laura has been an Occupational Safety Officer at WorkSafeBC for 12 years. She started working as a nurse in the early 1980s but found that she was more passionate about worker health and safety. Laura then worked as a health and safety advisor and manager in the healthcare and social services sector along with construction, hospitality, manufacturing, and government agencies. She has also had the opportunity to teach health and safety in various post-secondary programs as an officer before joining WorkSafeBC. She holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) designation.

Gina Vahlas

B.Sc. (Kin), CCPE, CHSC, CPHSA
Secretary
College of Canadian Certification of Professional Ergonomists

Gina is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE), a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) and a Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (CPHSA), working in the ergonomics/human factors field for over 25 years. She is also Secretary for the College of Canadian Certification of Professional Ergonomists and a part-time instructor for Ergonomics in the BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program. She has shared her knowledge at multiple conferences, including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Symposium and the American Society for Quality. Currently, she is a Product Owner at WorkSafeBC, working on developing systems for success in prevention.

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There are some essential things to remember to ensure proper care and assistance for residents.
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Safe handling peer coach training Workshop
Arrowsmith Lodge - Parksville,
April 29th @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Starting at $220
April 29th @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Arrowsmith Lodge, Parksville,
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Haro Park Centre is a campus of care located in the West End of Vancouver, offering independent housing, assisted living and residential care to senior citizens. Haro Park has a number of innovative programs and initiatives in place to promote a positive culture of safety.
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Patient handling is the top cause of injury among health care workers. Care workers who manually transfer or reposition patients are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains or strains. This bulletin outlines the risk assessments employers and workers should do to help reduce the risk of MSIs.
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