News

Jan 31
2020

SafeCare BC Opens Satellite Training Centre at Sidney All Care Residence

We are pleased to announce the opening of a fifth SafeCare BC Satellite Training Centre at Vancouver Island’s Sidney All Care Residence – the first of its kind on the South Island. This partnership agreement with Sidney All Care Residence will increase access and expand the capacity for health and safety training for continuing care […]

Jan 29
2020

Protecting You and Those You Care For

Yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer announced the first presumed case of the coronavirus in BC. The person affected lives in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and is currently in isolation at home. While the overall risk from this virus to the public in BC remains low, this is a good reminder about the importance of […]

Jan 27
2020

Jennifer Nilsson talks Person-Centred Care

Jennifer Nilsson is a regional manager for Revera Long Term Care in British Columbia. She is inspired by the older adult population and while working on her Master’s in Leadership (Healthcare Specialization) at Royal Roads University, she completed an Organizational Leadership Project with long-term care staff and leaders on person-centred care. Jennifer shares with us […]

Jan 27
2020

Always Open to Learning – GVCSS

For those living in BC’s Lower Mainland, the winter season can often feel like an extension of autumn. Cold, rainy days are to be expected – large snowstorms are not. While the region may not experience snowstorms very often, when they do occur, the impact can be challenging. It was from feeling this impact that […]

Jan 23
2020

Road Safety at Work – Free Webinar

On February 5 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Road Safety at Work will be hosting a free webinar titled Automated Vehicles and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems. The webinar, lead by Guest speaker Dan Murray, Sr. Vice President, American Trucking Research Institute, will offer an overview of the current status of research on automated vehicle (AV) technology […]

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 16
2020

Spotlight on New Staff – Anna Richter

We would like to welcome Anna Richter to the SafeCare BC team, as the Occupational Health and Safety Consultant. Over the last 20 years, Anna has worked in both provincially and federally regulated industries in a safety capacity and has also been teaching health and safety courses at BCIT.   Q: What interested you about working […]

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 […]