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.

Learn more about workplace bullying and harassment:

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Bullying and harassment 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

Have questions about violence prevention in your workplace? Ask us!

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