Injury Rate in Long-Term Care Drops to Lowest Level… But
September 5, 2019 | News
The injury rate for SafeCare BC’s long-term care members continues to show a steady decline, and has dropped to its lowest level. The rate of 7.8 has declined almost 12% compared to five years ago. It’s through a collective effort and focus on workplace health and safety that we are seeing these results.
Despite this positive trend, the injury rate in long-term care is still unacceptably high, and nearly four times the rate for all occupations in BC. While the total number of claims decreased slightly from the year previous, the total claims costs and total work days lost continues to increase. When looking at the number of work days lost for SafeCare BC members, it’s like having the equivalent of 286 full-time staff off work.
We will continue to work with member organizations to further reduce the injury rate and develop tools and resources, including giving them the know-how to focus on creating or enhancing their return to work/recover at work program. Learn more by checking out our injury trends infographic
How you can get involved:
- Understand rates through the WorkSafeBC Rate Consultation webinar: Friday, September 27 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (long-term care)
- Participate in our in-person workshop and webinar: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Recovery @ Work Programs (October 2)
- Follow the how-to in our Injury Management Program Manual