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Jan 23
2019

Workshop Spotlight

Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum February 21 – 8:30-4:30 SafeCare BC Training Centre (Burnaby) Want to learn strategies to prevent and de-escalate potentially violent situations in the workplace? Want your staff to feel confident dealing with potentially violent situations? Want to know how to protect yourself in the event of a behavioural crisis? Now’s your chance.  […]

Jan 23
2019

Driving for Work and Employer Responsibilities

Road Safety at Work has partnered with SafeCare BC to increase the awareness of safety when vehicles are used for work. In this article, Road Safety at Work discusses employer responsibilities. True or false? Employers are equally responsible for the safety of their employees whether they are driving a company vehicle or an employee-owned vehicle […]

Jan 23
2019

Save the Date: SafeCare BC’s Fifth Annual General Meeting

Join us for SafeCare BC’s fifth Annual General Meeting Friday, April 5 10:00-10:30 am – Registration and Networking Coffee Reception 10:30-11:30 am – Annual General Meeting Terminal City Club Skidmore Room 837 W. Hastings St.  Vancouver, BC Registration details to come. Networking Coffee Reception proudly sponsored by Rexall Health Solutions.  Following the Annual General Meeting, […]

Jan 23
2019

Do you want to win a $1,000?

SafeCare BC is holding its fourth-annual Safety Den, proudly sponsored by Points West Healthcare. This exciting Dragon’s Den-style competition celebrates and encourages safety innovation in both long-term care and home care and community health support. What You Can Win (apart from bragging rights) In our Member category, you will have the chance to win of three cash […]

Jan 08
2019

2018 Year in Review

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge your contribution, as we work together to provide healthy and safe workplaces for the 28,000 continuing care workers across BC.   The coming year is an exciting one for SafeCare BC, as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. But before we look ahead, let’s pause and reflect […]

Dec 12
2018

Opportunity to Recover at Work

Baptist Housing has 1,200 team members caring for 2,100 residents at 17 senior living communities across BC. Having an effective return to/recover at work program for injured workers is essential; not only for the workers themselves, but also for their co-workers and the organization’s operations.  In Kelowna, the organization has three residences and about 500 […]

Dec 12
2018

Reaching for the Top

Fifteen organizations (10 from long-term care and five from home care and community health support) have now signed on to SafeCare BC’s Tailored Outreach Program,or TOP for short, to help reduce workplace injuries. Safety report cards and gap analyses are letting organizations know where they are doing well, and where they need to focus. Action […]

Dec 11
2018

Did You Miss the Mental Health Webinars?

You told us that increasing mental health education is important. This is why we recently partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to bring you three webinars over the past few months, each covering a different theme on mental health. If you missed them, or want to share with your staff, you can watch the […]

Nov 29
2018

What’s Upcoming in Workshops

Overexertion is the leading cause of injury in home care and community health support. In fact, it accounts for almost half of all workplace injuries. That’s why we developed a Safe Client Handling workshop, designed specifically for home care and community health support workers.   This one-day course includes a blend of theory, scenario-based learning, and hands-on practice. […]

Nov 29
2018

Take Time for Your Mental Health: Webinar 3

Don’t miss out on registering for the final webinar in our three-part mental health series, on December 4. In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.  Introduction to Psychological Health and Safety: What Managers and Leaders Need to Know