News

Nov 09
2018

The Latest Trends: Long-term Care

Did you know that last year in long-term care there were more than 1,600 time loss claims for SafeCare BC member organizations, a decrease of 15 percent compared to five years previous? Still, claims costs have a huge financial  cost, $14 million in 2017. This doesn’t account for the huge social cost of workplace injuries. See […]

Nov 09
2018

The Latest Trends: Home and Community

Did you know that in home care and community health support, the injury rate is three times higher than the rate for all occupations? And that only half of injured workers will return to work within four weeks. See more in the 2017 Injury Trends infographic. We also invite you to participate in a WorkSafeBC-led webinar, […]

Oct 24
2018

Is Your Organization Road Safety Ready?

SafeCare BC and Road Safety at Work are co-hosting an interactive session that will help continuing care employers implement or improve a road safety program that fits their organization. Road Safety at Work – Health Care Workshop November 28 – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm SafeCare BC Training Centre – Burnaby Workshop limited to 24 participants. […]

Oct 24
2018

On the Road to Learn About Our Members

Recently, Mavis Gibson, our Director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs, visited eight sites in the Kootenays—Grand Forks, Trail, Nelson, Creston, Cranbrook, Invermere, and Fernie—to learn first hand about their health and safety challenges, education needs and to talk about what SafeCare BC can offer. In addition, she was able to more fully understand and […]

Oct 24
2018

Finding the right support makes all the difference

When I learned about the TOP program, I thought it was something our organization could benefit from. We are COR certified [Certificate of Recognition], but still there are improvements we can make. We want to create more safety awareness for our staff and empower them to say no to unsafe work. When we go through […]

Oct 22
2018

Appreciation for Health Care Assistants

You can thank a Health Care Assistant any time, but we really wanted you to show your appreciation on Health Care Assistant Day (October 18). And you did! Sites across the province and even some MLAs downloaded our poster and shared why they’re thankful for the 35,000 Health Care Assistants working across BC. Here are […]

Oct 18
2018

Substance Use and Impairment in the Workplace

With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, helping to ensure your workplace is prepared to maintain the safety of your workers and residents/clients is important. Physical or mental impairment in the workplace can create a significant risk of injury and death to the impaired worker, co-workers, and the residents and clients they care for. Both […]

Oct 03
2018

Take Time…For Your Mental Health

You told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why we’re bringing you a series of webinars, each covering a different theme on mental health. Highlights from webinar 1: Awareness of Mental Health It’s more common than we think 1 in 5 of us will have a mental illness in our lifetime Most will […]

Oct 03
2018

Have You Thanked a Health Care Assistant Recently?

You can thank a Health Care Assistant any time, but we really want you to show your appreciation on Health Care Assistants Day – October 18. The 35,000 Health Care Assistants working across the province may have different job titles, including Home Support Worker, Care Aide, and Community Health Worker, but whatever their title they […]

Sep 07
2018

We Asked. You Told Us.

Highlights from the 2018 Member Survey We would like to acknowledge everyone who participated in our 2018 Member Survey. Survey participation increased 30% from 2017 95% of respondents said their organization is short staffed 79% say they are more aware of health and safety risks because of SafeCare BC These are just some of the findings […]