News

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 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 […]

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 […]