12 months of safety for March | MSI Prevention and Ergonomics

Musculoskeletal injuries (which are the wear and tear of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints) are the most common injuries in BC. Is it the most common in your organization?

Let’s focus on reducing injuries and keeping our workers safe and at work. With an aging worker population, staff shortages and the ever-increasing complexity of tasks, we all need to work smarter, not harder. Check out our resource page with toolkits, checklists, safety huddles, webinars, educational opportunities and more! If you don’t have a safe handling policy or program and aren’t sure where to start, check out our 5-step toolkit.

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Musculoskeletal injury prevention resources

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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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Prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and influenza by taking proper infection control measures in your workplace.

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