12 months of safety for February| Bullying and harassment
Words Matter! A positive workplace culture requires front-line and leadership staff cooperation and access to learning opportunities that promote a collaborative and respectful workplace. We’ve developed a new Civility Matters toolkit to get you started.
Bullying and incivility are significant problems in workplaces, homes, schools, and online. SafeCare BC and its members can play a role in creating safe, healthy, and civil workplaces.
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Bullying and harassment resources
VIDEO | Workplace Civility Webinar
12 months of safety for January | Violence prevention
Acts of violence towards healthcare workers are the second leading cause of injury for long-term care workers and the third leading cause of workplace injury for home and community health support.By investing in violence prevention policies, procedures and education we can work together to reduce the risk of injury. When this happens, we create a more positive working environment, resulting in a higher quality of care for residents and clients. We’ve created a collection of resources and information to help you create a more positive work environment that reduces injuries or acts of violence in your workplace.
Learn more about violence prevention at the links below
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More health and safety topics
Manual client handling and other physical tasks can cause overexertion of your muscles to cause injury. Musculoskeletal injuries are sprains and strains to the muscles and surrounding tissues, which can have life-long impacts These are the leading type of injury for home and community care workers.
Exposure to hazardous drugs and infectious diseases poses a health risk. Hazardous drugs include antineoplastics, cytotoxic drugs, certain hormone therapies, antiviral drugs, antibiotics, and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl and carfentanyl.
Violence refers to physical force that causes injury to a worker and includes any threatening statement or that gives you reasonable cause to believe that you are in danger.