News

Nov 29
2018

What’s Upcoming in Workshops

Overexertion is the leading cause of injury in home care and community health support. In fact, it accounts for almost half of all workplace injuries. That’s why we developed a Safe Client Handling workshop, designed specifically for home care and community health support workers.   This one-day course includes a blend of theory, scenario-based learning, and hands-on practice. […]

Nov 29
2018

Take Time for Your Mental Health: Webinar 3

Don’t miss out on registering for the final webinar in our three-part mental health series, on December 4. In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.  Introduction to Psychological Health and Safety: What Managers and Leaders Need to Know

Nov 29
2018

Innovation at Work: Research Grant Competition

Do you have an idea that could help improve workplace health and safety? Some of the best solutions start with simple ideas. This research grant can help you develop your idea into a solution that makes a difference in the workplace. WorkSafeBC has launched its Innovation at Work grant competition. Letter of intent (optional) due: December […]

Nov 29
2018

Empowering Workers Through Education

Sydney Griffin-Beale is a nursing supervisor with Bayshore Home Care, and through her work sees the impact of workplace injuries. Recognizing this, Sydney recently took SafeCare BC’s peer coach training for violence prevention and safe handling. “My job includes investigating acts of violence and workplace injuries and implementing an action plan, so I wanted to […]

Nov 28
2018

Did You Miss WorkSafeBC’s Rate Consultation Webinar?

WorkSafeBC recently held two rate consultation webinars for long-term care and home care and community health support. During the sessions, they shared some of the sector’s injury trends and factors that led to the 2019 assessment rates, along with some tools that can help you understand sector injury rates and your organization’s trends. Employer Health […]

Nov 26
2018

Job Opening: Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

Overview: The Occupational Health and Safety Consultant will act as the primary resource in providing customized occupational health and safety support to long-term care and home care and support organizations by providing strategic safety advice to enhance their occupational health and safety program and compliance with provincial regulations. Responsibilities: Support the SafeCare BC mandate by […]

Nov 26
2018

Job Opening: Digital Media and Communications Coordinator

Overview: The Digital Media and Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of internal and external communications. The position informs our members, stakeholders, and the media of SafeCare BC’s programs and services by delivering on our communications plan. The Coordinator will support the overall communication activities of SafeCare BC. Responsibilities: Internal and […]

Nov 26
2018

Job Opening: Learning and Development Advisor

Overview: The Learning and Development Advisor builds, evaluates, and continuously improves SafeCare BC’s educational programming targeted to SafeCare BC members to reduce workplace injuries in the continuing care sector. This position engages key stakeholders to inform education and development requirements and the design, development and delivery of a multipronged and blended educational approach. The position […]

Nov 09
2018

Collaborative Ideas Across Canada

SafeCare BC is part of the National Alliance for Safety and Health in Healthcare, established in 2016 to reduce and eliminate workplace injuries on the front-line of health and seniors care in Canada. The alliance is comprised of seven continuing care safety associations. An annual summit was recently held where participants shared statistics, upcoming challenges and opportunities […]

Nov 09
2018

BC Care Awards

Do you work with or know someone working in continuing care who is making the lives of people better, or promoting a culture of safety in the workplace? Is there someone who deserves to be recognized for their leadership, their compassion, or for going the extra mile for others? Nominate them for a BC Care […]