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For media inquiries, please contact Ken Donohue – kdonohue@safecarebc.ca

Sep 16
2021

Spotlight on Safety – Community Living Victoria – JeoPARODY and EMERGopoly

Does the idea of reading a long manual to learn about workplace health and safety policies excite you? If your answer to that question is “no,” you’re not alone. Learning this information is important—but rarely fun. It’s this problem that Community Living Victoria set out to address with their safety innovations, JeoPARODY and EMERGopoly. As […]

Sep 13
2021

Your COVID Vaccine Questions Answered

  Dr. Manish Sadarangani is an infectious disease specialist. As an Assistant Professor at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and head of the Vaccine Evaluation Centre at BC Children’s Hospital, it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about vaccinations. That’s why we brought him back to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. […]

Sep 07
2021

Timeline of COVID Policy Changes for Long-term Care and Assisted Living

Over the next few weeks, the Province is implementing a number of new policies for workers in long-term care and assisted living. To help you keep track of these changes, SafeCare BC has created a timeline of the notable dates. By tomorrow (September 8), all staff and resident vaccination information must be uploaded to the […]

Sep 01
2021

Welcoming the BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society

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 […]

Aug 31
2021

Update on mandatory disclosure of vaccination status and rapid point-of-care testing for unvaccinated staff

Over the past few weeks, there have been several new policy announcements in BC relating to vaccination against COVID-19, in particular for staff in long-term care and assisted living. As new information, guidance and key documents are released, SafeCare BC will continue to keep you updated on the changes and what you need to know. […]

Aug 27
2021

Using Ozone for Disinfection in Laundry Machines

Ozone is a highly reactive and unstable gas that is only slightly soluble in water. Some commercial washing machines use ozone and/or hydroxyl radicals which are introduced into the wash water to disinfect and kill bacteria. When a solution containing ozone is placed in a washing machine, some ozone gas will be present in the […]

Aug 26
2021

Telus Health Supports Hearts and Hands as Gold Sponsor

SafeCare BC is pleased to announce that TELUS Health is supporting the sixth annual Hearts and Hands conference for healthcare assistants as one of our Gold sponsors. This five-day event runs October 18 -22. Registration opens Monday, October 4. TELUS Health is leveraging the power of technology to help Canadians live their healthiest. The company […]

Aug 24
2021

Get to Know Sara Wegwitz

Sara Wegwitz is a Registered Nurse with a specialization in resiliency training, health and mental wellbeing education, and high-performance team coaching. She specializes in helping individuals and teams of people build confidence and transform the way that they think through “bite-sized” training experiences. Sara will be presenting a live session at this year’s Hearts and Hands conference. To help you get […]

Aug 24
2021

BC to Require Proof of Vaccine for Certain Spaces

On August 23, The Province announced it will be implementing a proof of vaccination program to stop the spread of COVID-19. With the new health order, individuals will be required to show proof of vaccination—either through a physical card or a digital copy saved on a phone—to access certain social and recreational events. The Province will […]

Aug 24
2021

Stenberg Supports Hearts and Hands

SafeCare BC would like to recognize Stenberg College for supporting Hearts and Hands as a silver sponsor. As an education provider, Stenberg plays an important role in preparing the future of healthcare assistants. We’re happy to have them on board. If you would like to join Stenberg in supporting Hearts and Hands, see our sponsorship […]