News

Feb 15
2019

Why You Should Stand Up to Incivility: Q&A With Rhonda Croft

Bullying and incivility is a major problem in workplaces, homes, schools, and online.  SafeCare BC and its members can play a role in creating safe, healthy, and civil workplaces. As part of its Civility Matters! campaign, SafeCare BC invites you to participate in a webinar on February 27. Rhonda Croft, Acting Executive Councillor with the […]

Feb 07
2019

How Incivility Can Impact Your Workplace: Q&A with Dr. Heather Cooke

Dr. Heather Cooke has more than 20 years’ experience working in dementia care, in both a front-line and research capacity. Her current research focuses on the workplace relationships of front-line care staff, including workplace incivility and bullying. Heather’s work is supported by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and […]

Feb 07
2019

Video takes an honest look at the relationship between families and continuing care providers of people living with dementia

Families and continuing care providers work together to provide good quality, person-centred care for people living with dementia – yet sometimes this experience is marked by frustration or resistance on both sides. A new video produced by SafeCare BC and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. explores the challenges and successes of caring for people living […]

Jan 31
2019

Op-ed: Reducing Workplace Injuries Important to Maintaining Heath Care Staffing Levels

The following op-ed piece submitted by Jen Lyle, SafeCare BC’s CEO, was published in The Vancouver Sun on January 26.  In a Jan. 19 column, Christine Sorensen of the B.C. Nurses’ Union said staffing shortages are an issue for the health sector. She’s right. But missing in this conversation is that workplace injuries are a […]

Jan 31
2019

Webinar: Improving Safety for Employees Who Drive Their Own Vehicles for Work

SafeCare BC has partnered with Road Safety at Work to bring you a complimentary one-hour webinar that will explore how you can take action to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work. This informative and interactive presentation explains the steps your organization can take to keep those employees safe when they drive for […]

Jan 31
2019

Spotlight on New Staff: Rhys Mahannah

We would like to welcome Rhys Mahannah to the SafeCare BC team, as Program Manager. Before joining SafeCare BC, Rhys worked with UBC’s Island Medical Program, which delivers UBC’s MD Undergraduate program in partnership with the University of Victoria. He also has a Master’s in English Literature. Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? […]

Jan 31
2019

Points West to Sponsor Safety Den for Fourth Straight Year

SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that Points West Healthcare will again be sponsoring the Safety Den. This exciting Dragon’s Den-style competition celebrates and encourages safety innovation in both long-term care and home care and community health support. “Supporting the Safety Den is important to me because my family has personally seen the situations front-line workers experience […]

Jan 29
2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our 2019 Annual General Meeting, as SafeCare BC celebrates its 5th Anniversary. Friday, April 510:00 – 10:30 Registration and Networking Coffee Reception10:30 – 11:30 Annual General Meeting Terminal City Club (Skidmore Room)837 West Hastings St. VancouverPlease RSVP Networking Coffee Reception proudly sponsored by Rexall Health Solutions Board Nominations To support its mandate, […]

Jan 23
2019

WorkSafeBC: Amendments to the Prevention Manual (OHS Policies)

The Workers Compensation Act is being reviewed by BC’s Office of the Legislative Counsel, as a part of a standard revision process. The proposed amendments are all housekeeping in nature, meaning there is no change in the substance of the law or policy.  WorkSafeBC has created a discussion paper on the proposed changes, along with […]

Jan 23
2019

What’s Upcoming in Workshops

Provincial Violence Prevention CurriculumFeb 21 – BurnabyFeb 28 – AbbotsfordMar 8 – VictoriaMar 28 – Abbotsford Facilitator Training: Provincial Violence Prevention CurriculumJanuary 28-31 – Burnaby Creating Connections: Working with People with Dementia (In partnership with Alzheimer Society of BC)Feb 7 – Burnaby Safe Client HandlingMar 14 – Burnaby Occupational Health and Safety Committee Part 1Mar […]