News

Oct 16
2019

Spotlight on New Staff: Russ Davies

We would like to welcome Russ Davies to the SafeCare BC team, as the Acting Manager, Member Services and Public Relations. Russ joins the team with over 20 years of award-winning retail marketing, media and communication expertise. Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? The invitation to learn, contribute and grow with a young, forward-thinking Not-For-Profit […]

Oct 01
2019

WorkSafeBC Webinar: Rate Consultation

Presented by WorkSafeBC, these two webinars discuss the preliminary assessment rates for 2020 and the factors that influenced the rates. These webinars also provide insight on what can be done to help reduce injury rates and help workers return to work sooner.   Click here to view the long-term care webinar. Click here to view […]

Sep 24
2019

What You Do Matters: Giving a Voice to Front-line Workers

In 2015, SafeCare BC started the Front-line Communications Working Group in an effort to strengthen the effectiveness of the organization’s communications initiatives, programs, and projects. As the title suggests, the group is made up of front-line care workers in the continuing care sector who are passionate about being a voice for their peers. Bryan Gay […]

Sep 20
2019

SafeCare BC Media Round-Up

It’s been an eventful week for SafeCare BC! Yesterday, September 19, we announced the opening of a new satellite training centre in Penticton’s Haven Hill Retirement Centre. This partnership allows us to expand our capacity for health and safety training across the province. Haven Hill marks our first training centre in the Interior and SafeCare […]

Sep 20
2019

SafeCare BC CEO Discusses Workplace Violence on CBC Radio’s On The Coast

SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle appeared on CBC Radio 1’s On The Coast, to speak about underreporting of violence in the continuing care sector. During the interview, Lyle brings up the importance of fostering a culture of reporting. “If we have a culture of reporting where people are coming forward, they’re making these reports … the […]

Sep 19
2019

SafeCare BC Opens First Satellite Training Centre in BC’s Interior at Penticton’s Haven Hill Retirement Centre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2019 We are pleased to announce the opening of a fourth SafeCare BC Satellite Training Centre at Penticton’s Haven Hill Retirement Centre – the first of its kind in the Interior. This partnership agreement with Haven Hill will increase access and expand the capacity for health and safety training […]

Sep 17
2019

Shelly Cantelo – What it Takes to Create a Safety Culture

Developing and maintaining strong safety practices and attitudes is fundamental to workplace safety. Two years ago, Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre, in Kamloops, joined SafeCare BC’s Tailored Outreach Program, which helps organizations assess their own health and safety program and identifies opportunities for improvement. After receiving a gap analysis, and taking stock of their risk rating […]

Sep 17
2019

Mavis Gibson talks Recovery @ Work

A recover at work program has huge benefits for injured workers, because it reduces the risk of disability mindset, supports the psychological benefits of working, which includes having a routine feeling productive, and having social connections with co-workers. In advance of an upcoming recover at work workshop co-hosted by SafeCare BC and the BC Care […]

Sep 17
2019

Apply for Funding From the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program

The fourth round of funding for the Seniors Safety and Quality Improvement Program will open September 23 for one week only. Care homes that have not previously applied—or have not yet used up their funding from previous periods—are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications that have not previously received funding or that have not reached their eligible cap will be […]

Sep 12
2019

What You Do Matters: Passion for Health and Safety

Keri Severinski has been a care aide for over six years and her passion for health and safety in the workplace has made her somewhat of an expert on the subject. In every place she has worked, Keri has taken on a leadership role when it comes to safety—joining health and safety committees and encouraging […]