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Aug 15
2022

Refusal of unsafe work – procedural change

As of August 22, if a worker refuses unsafe work, their employer can not assign the task to another worker until they have resolved the matter. Section 3.12 Procedure for Refusal of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) will include additional written requirements to reassign refused work even if the worker has previously done […]

Aug 15
2022

Spotlight on New Staff – Mark Ryan

Earlier this year, Mark Ryan joined the team as our Vaccine Education and Training Advisor.   Mark has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education with a minor in Special Education, and has taught almost every subject in grades 7 to 12. Now Mark is lending his education experience to a new field.   […]

Jul 21
2022

Prepare for wildfire season with these resources

Hot summer weather brings increased potential for wildfires, resulting in poor air quality. Poor air quality impacts all British Columbians but can be particularly difficult for seniors, those that need to work in smoky conditions, and those with underlying health conditions, including COVID-19.   Good preparation is all the more critical in the ongoing COVID-19 […]

Jul 13
2022

Keeping Staff Safe in the Heat

Now that we’re into the summer months, extreme heat events are more likely and it’s important to think about how to keep staff safe and comfortable. This is especially important this year, as COVID-19 precautions such as PPE can make working in the heat even more challenging.   Staff—especially those who are required to continuously […]

Jul 12
2022

Capsa Healthcare Impresses Safety Den Audience with NexysADC

SafeCare BC’s Safety Den—the Dragons’ Den-inspired health and safety competition—took place this past June at the BC Care Provider’s annual conference in Whistler. The show not only returned to a live audience, but also brought back a fan-favourite part of the competition: the commercial category. Competing for the coveted Safety Innovation of the Year Award, […]

Jul 08
2022

Update on Booster Vaccines for Fall 2022

Last week, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization published interim guidance on a fall 2022 COVID-19 vaccine booster (a ‘second booster’ or ‘fourth dose’). BC’s Health Minister, Adrian Dix, confirmed in a press conference that the province was looking at how to roll out another booster shot—currently available to some groups such as the over […]

Jun 29
2022

“Small changes go a long way” – SafeCare BC CEO speaks on incivility with Radio NL

https://secureservercdn.net/50.62.89.79/bjy.6af.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Radio-NL-Interview-Saleema-June-29-2022-Incivility-Interview.mp3 Mental health and staff well-being is the top health and safety concern of the respondents of our annual member survey. SafeCare BC CEO Saleema Dhalla spoke with Radio NL to discuss these results, and offer small steps healthcare organizations can take to improve their staff’s wellbeing. You can listen to the interview above.

Jun 29
2022

Putting the care back in healthcare: SafeCare BC member survey reveals mental health of care workers top health and safety concern

A recent SafeCare BC member survey revealed that 60 percent of the nearly 750 respondents said the mental health and wellbeing of staff was their top health and safety concern. This was followed by client or resident aggressive behaviors towards staff (42%) and injuries related to caring for those with dementia (37%). Digging deeper into […]

Jun 28
2022

SafeCare BC Market Penetration Report – 2022

WorkSafeBC has published the results of its market penetration survey for SafeCare BC. WorkSafeBC funds several Health and Safety Associations in the province, each covering a different industry sector. These surveys are conducted to ensure the funding it provides is achieving its target outcomes. You can view the report here.

Jun 27
2022

We Asked. You Answered. – 2022 Member Survey Results

Last month, we asked you to complete our annual member survey. You responded—743 of you, to be exact. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to answer the survey. Your feedback—both the good and the bad—helps inform the work we do to best meet the needs of our members. It’s your opportunity to […]