News

Jan 21
2020

Year in Review – 2019

2019 was a productive year for SafeCare BC — but don’t just take our word for it, take a look at this timeline. From January to December, SafeCare BC did its best to bring you the resources you need. As we enter 2020, we’ll keep working with you to help create safer and healthier workplaces. […]

Jan 15
2020

Working Together in the Winter – St. Michael’s

Halfway through January, the winter season is in full force. The layers of fresh snow – while beautiful to look at – bring about a new set of obstacles for workers in the continuing care sector. With roads and sidewalks covered by sheets of ice and deep snow, just getting to work can be a […]

Jan 15
2020

Investing in Staff Starts With a Spark – Haven Hill

When Spark launched in April 2019, SafeCare BC asked continuing care organizations to pitch us how they would use a grant of up to $6,500 to improve health and safety. For Penticton-based Haven Hill, that answer was simple: invest in their people. SafeCare BC spoke with Haven Hill’s General Manager, Zander Cook, to discuss their […]

Jan 13
2020

Cold Snap Means Using Your Snow Sense

SafeCare BC’s Jen Lyle identifies some ways to prepare for the hazards of this latest snowfall and cold snap — January 13, 2020 — Burnaby, BC – With Environment Canada warning the extreme chill of winter will continue to hold BC in its frozen grip this week, SafeCare BC—the non-profit association working to ensure injury […]

Jan 09
2020

Call for Board Nominations 2020

In the lead up to our 2020 Annual General Meeting, SafeCare BC is taking nominations for four positions on the board. At Large Director (Employer): This position shall be an elected position limited to persons with a senior leadership role within an organization providing home care and support services. At Large Director (Front-line Worker): This […]

Dec 17
2019

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

  The holiday season can be a hectic time, so SafeCare BC has compiled a few simple steps you can take to stay safe during the winter. Deck the halls…safely The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has some great tips on how you can decorate – safely. Here are a few tips: Check […]

Dec 16
2019

A Quick Update on Spark

Earlier this year, SafeCare BC established Spark, a grant program for continuing care organizations that want to boost safe handling or violence prevention initiatives at their organization. With funding from Spark, organizations can enroll their staff in training opportunities – such as the workshops provided by SafeCare BC – and pay for replacement workers. By […]

Dec 15
2019

Join the Huddle — SafeCare BC Safety Huddle Handbook

Huddles aren’t just for football players! SafeCare BC is proud to reveal the new Safety Huddle Handbook, available on our website and our app. Safety huddles are a great way to engage staff in relevant and timely conversations about their workplace health and safety. They encourage a continuous and open dialogue about safety in your […]

Dec 09
2019

SafeCare BC applauds provincial government for investing in safety for health care workers

SafeCare BC is applauding the provincial government for committing, as part of the latest round of collective bargaining, $8.5 million over the next three years to support a recently announced agency, which will help support workplace safety in health care. “Investing in health and safety is not only the right thing to do but will […]

Dec 09
2019

A Message From SafeCare BC CEO Jen Lyle

Over the next three years, the Ministry of Health is committing $8.5 million to support the creation of a new occupational health and safety agency for health care as part of the latest round of collective bargaining. We have strongly advocated for more workplace health and safety resources for the continuing care sector. With this […]