News

Jan 15
2019

Do you want to win a $1,000?

SafeCare BC is holding its fourth-annual Safety Den, proudly sponsored by Points West Healthcare. This exciting Dragon’s Den-style competition celebrates and encourages safety innovation in both long-term care and home care and community health support. What You Can Win (apart from bragging rights) In our Member category, you will have the chance to win of three cash […]

Jan 08
2019

2018 Year in Review

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge your contribution, as we work together to provide healthy and safe workplaces for the 28,000 continuing care workers across BC.   The coming year is an exciting one for SafeCare BC, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. But before we look ahead, let’s pause and reflect […]

Dec 12
2018

Opportunity to Recover at Work

Baptist Housing has 1,200 team members caring for 2,100 residents at 17 senior living communities across BC. Having an effective return to/recover at work program for injured workers is essential; not only for the workers themselves, but also for their co-workers and the organization’s operations.  In Kelowna, the organization has three residences and about 500 […]

Dec 12
2018

Reaching for the Top

Fifteen organizations (10 from long-term care and five from home care and community health support) have now signed on to SafeCare BC’s Tailored Outreach Program,or TOP for short, to help reduce workplace injuries. Safety report cards and gap analyses are letting organizations know where they are doing well, and where they need to focus. Action […]

Dec 11
2018

Did You Miss the Mental Health Webinars?

You told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why we recently partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring you three webinars over the past few months, each covering a different theme on mental health. If you missed them, or want to share with your staff, you can watch the […]

Nov 29
2018

What’s Upcoming in Workshops

Overexertion is the leading cause of injury in home care and community health support. In fact, it accounts for almost half of all workplace injuries. That’s why we developed a Safe Client Handling workshop, designed specifically for home care and community health support workers.   This one-day course includes a blend of theory, scenario-based learning, and hands-on practice. […]

Nov 29
2018

Take Time for Your Mental Health: Webinar 3

Don’t miss out on registering for the final webinar in our three-part mental health series, on December 4. In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.  Introduction to Psychological Health and Safety: What Managers and Leaders Need to Know

Nov 29
2018

Innovation at Work: Research Grant Competition

Do you have an idea that could help improve workplace health and safety? Some of the best solutions start with simple ideas. This research grant can help you develop your idea into a solution that makes a difference in the workplace. WorkSafeBC has launched its Innovation at Work grant competition. Letter of intent (optional) due: December […]

Nov 29
2018

Empowering Workers Through Education

Sydney Griffin-Beale is a nursing supervisor with Bayshore Home Care, and through her work sees the impact of workplace injuries. Recognizing this, Sydney recently took SafeCare BC’s peer coach training for violence prevention and safe handling. “My job includes investigating acts of violence and workplace injuries and implementing an action plan, so I wanted to […]

Nov 28
2018

Did You Miss WorkSafeBC’s Rate Consultation Webinar?

WorkSafeBC recently held two rate consultation webinars for long-term care and home care and community health support. During the sessions, they shared some of the sector’s injury trends and factors that led to the 2019 assessment rates, along with some tools that can help you understand sector injury rates and your organization’s trends. Employer Health […]