Congratulations to the Safety Den 2019 Winners!
May 30, 2019 | News
The fourth-annual Safety Den capped-off the first day of the BC Care Providers Association Conference with an entertaining show that showed off exciting innovations in the health and safety world. Six brave finalists took to the stage and pitched their ideas to the Safety Dragons.
It takes a lot to impress the dragons, yet each finalist managed to make an impression on them. After a tough debate, the Safety Dragons announced the winners of the event.
First – Gemstone Care Centre
Taking home the top prize of $1000, Gemstone created a culture of safety within the care home with the Safety Star Program. Safety Stars are members of staff who pledge to do whatever they can to create a safe work environment. Donning a yellow lanyard, Safety Stars are given input in decision making and are involved in workplace inspections and risk assessments. Safety Stars are given leverage to act on unsafe incidents they witness with their peers, giving them an opportunity to teach without coming across as critics. Gemstone’s goal is to get every employee to be a Safety Star.
Second – Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens has created an in-house safety video library. Using their staff as the stars, these videos not only encourage team building but provide an entertaining way to keep staff safe. These videos can be viewed at home and act as a quick refresher for safety policies.
Third – Gauravjeet Singh
According to UBC Masters Student Gauravjeet Singh’s presentation, reducing burn-out and keeping mental levels high does not need to take- only one minute. A Minute of Mindful Meditation is a practice that can be taken up by anyone at just about anytime.
Safety Innovation of the Year Award – Jaide Products
New to North America, the Roturner is a sit-to-stand pivot transfer and safety aid. The Roturner addresses a key area of safe handling where there is currently a gap — pivot transfers for those who can weight-bear but have difficulty mobilizing beyond standing.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Safety Den! We cannot wait to see what ideas are pitched next year.
Safety Den is proudly sponsored by Carnelian Technologies.
Check out the full profiles on all our finalists on our website