SafeCare BC teams up with UBC for Health and Safety Practices Study

July 21, 2014 | News

SafeCare BC has partnered with the University of British Columbia to support an exciting research initiative that seeks to better understand how an organization’s workplace health and safety practices relate to work-related injuries. Specifically, this research initiative seeks to validate the use of a short survey tool as a proxy measure for workplace injuries, and to establish a workplace culture of safety benchmark for the continuing care sector.

The University of British Columbia will be reaching out to SafeCare BC members for participants. Participants will be asked to complete a brief, 10-minute online survey about their organization’s health and safety policies practices. All information collected will be kept confidential, and each participating organization will receive a summary report on current sector practices regarding workplace health and safety.

SafeCare BC is pleased to be participating in such an important and relevant initiative. The findings of this initiative will not only provide valuable insight into the sector’s current status, but will also guide the development of future tools so that organizations may effectively track their own progress in creating safer, healthier workplaces.

This study is open to workplaces in the private long-term care sector until August 31, 2014.  You can read more about the study here or visit or contact Suhail Marino, UBC Project Manager, at or 604-822-0200.