Welcoming the BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society

September 1, 2021 | News


Victoria Schmid

We would like to welcome the establishment of the BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society and its founding CEO, Victoria Schmid.

The increased focus and attention on health and safety in healthcare is promising. While there has been a positive trend in recent years in decreasing the injury rate in long-term care, it is still unacceptably high, as it is across the health system.

Collectively, we need to bring our minds together to develop creative solutions and leading practices to this pressing challenge. There is a lot of health and safety knowledge that has been created across BC’s continuing care sector, and everyone deserves to return home safely at the end of their workday.

Karen Biggs, Chief Executive Officer of Menno Place, is the affiliate representative on the board of the new Society.

We look forward to collaborating with this new Society, as we focus on supporting initiatives that reduce the injury rate.