News

Oct 29
2014

#BeCareAware – We’ve got your back.

The launch of the #BeCareAware campaign started with a simple, yet provocative question: who do you think is most likely to be injured at work? The purpose behind asking the question was two-fold: firstly, to raise awareness regarding the challenges faced by those working in the sector regarding workplace health and safety; and secondly, to […]

Oct 29
2014

Fair Haven Wins Safety Award For Sector

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. This year, NAOSH week took place on May 4th-10th. Every year, organizations throughout B.C. that participate in NAOSH Week receive […]

Oct 20
2014

Vancouver Sun Op-Ed: Who is Taking Care of Those Who Care for Our Seniors?

The Vancouver Sun published the following opinion piece by Jennifer Lyle, Executive Director of SafeCare BC this morning. In the article, Lyle explores the question, “Who is taking care of those who care for our seniors?” Read the Op-Ed below, or visit the the Vancouver Sun website.   +++ Working in health care means having […]

Oct 19
2014

Vancouverites Take On The Be Care Aware Challenge- Video

A pseudo police officer, construction worker, care aide, and stumped Vancouverites gathered at Robson Square last month to take part in “The Risk Factor”, a contest put on by the SafeCare BC. Participants attempted to determine which profession is most at risk of getting injured on the job, with the challenge proving harder than most […]

Oct 10
2014

Changes Proposed To Safety Policy Regarding High Risk Violations- WorkSafeBC

Upcoming Changes to WorkSafeBC’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy Regarding High Risk Violations. WorkSafeBC is exploring changes to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Policy D12-196-2, which sets out how WorkSafeBC determines whether or not a violation is “high risk”. Typically, “high risk” is regarded as a circumstance that involves a high risk of serious injury, […]

Sep 25
2014

First SafeCare BC Workshop A Sell Out Success

Earlier this week, SafeCare BC launched its first dementia care training workshop titled, Creating Connections: Working with Individuals with Dementia. Nearly 80 service-providers attended the sold-out workshop which was hosted in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of BC. The inaugural workshop was the first installment in a series of training workshops taking place this year. […]

Sep 19
2014

SafeCare BC On The Move/ Office Closure

We are pleased to announce that construction on the new office space of SafeCare BC is officially complete. As of Tuesday September 23, 2014 SafeCare BC will be located in Metrotower I, Burnaby, BC. Please note that the office will be closed on Monday, September 22nd as we transition to our new location. Our new […]

Sep 12
2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes – What I Learned About Dementia from Teepa Snow

By Jennifer Lyle If you work with seniors in health care, chances are you’ve heard of Teepa Snow. In the world of dementia care educators, Teepa Snow is the elder care equivalent of U2 – instantly recognizable. I had the privilege of attending one of her courses this week in Vancouver. Going in, I didn’t […]

Aug 27
2014

WorkSafeBC 2015 Insurance Rates Meetings

Learn more about WorkSafeBC’s 2015 insurance rates at the meetings they are holding across British Columbia.  You can learn more about rates in the continuing care sector and what you can do to reduce work-related injuries in your workplace. When: September 3, 10–12 pm, Richmond, B.C., WorkSafeBC Auditorium September 8, 10–12 pm, Victoria, B.C. September 9, 10–12 pm, Nanaimo, […]

Aug 12
2014

100 Days Injury Free at Kaigo Retirement Communities

Be Care Aware- Success Story Last month SafeCare BC launched the Be Care Aware campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of safety in the workplace. As part of the campaign, we challenged YOU to join hundreds of your continuing care colleagues across the province in creating safer work environments We are pleased to […]