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Jun 04
2020

June 4 COVID-19 Update

During today’s update, Dr. Bonie Henry provided the following statistics: There are five new cases of COVID-19. Additionally, there have been four epidemiologically-linked cases. This refers to people who have not been tested, but have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. These cases have been tracked since May 19, […]

Jun 04
2020

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We’re planning for the future, and we need your help. SafeCare BC is developing a new strategic plan. This new plan will determine what education, training, and tools we’ll develop to help you stay healthy and safe in the workplace. The first step? To hear what you need to stay healthy and safe on the […]

Jun 03
2020

COVID-19 Audit and Safety Inspection Tool

For managers and Joint Occupational Health & Safety members, SafeCare BC has created a COVID-19 safety inspection tool. This comprehensive list provides a rundown of every area your organization needs to address. Download the safety inspection tool here.

Jun 02
2020

June 2 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been four new cases, for a total of 2,601 in BC. 31 people are in hospital, with 8 in critical care. There are active cases in eight long-term care homes. There have been no deaths today. 2,229 people have made a complete recovery.

Jun 02
2020

COVID-19 and Schedule 1

Current COVID-19 claims statistics show that the Health Care and Social Services subsector make up approximately 60% of all claims submitted for COVID-19 to WorkSafeBC.  Claims are allowed where there is sufficient evidence to establish the worker has COVID-19 and the risk in the workplace was significantly higher than the ordinary exposure risk. The Workers […]

Jun 02
2020

Point of Care Assessment for COVID-19

COVID-19 introduces a new series of risks that change the way healthcare workers must work. We have created a new tool — a COVID-19-specific version of the Point of Care Assessment — to help you stay on top of your workplace safety. The Point of Care Assessment serves as an informal reminder, asking you to […]

Jun 01
2020

June 1 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. Over the past 48 hours, there have been 24 new cases, for a total of 2,597 in BC. 32 people are in hospital, while 5 are in intensive care. There are active cases in 13 long-term care homes, assisted living residences, and one hospital. Sadly, there […]

May 29
2020

May 29 COVID-19 Update

A statement was issued today by the Provincial Health Officer and Minister of Health. There have been 4 new cases, for a total of 2,562 in BC. 34 people are in hospital, while 6 are in intensive care. There are active cases in 16 long-term care homes, assisted living residences, and one hospital. The number […]

May 28
2020

May 28 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 7 new cases, for a total of 2,558 in BC. 33 people are in hospital, while 6 are in intensive care. There are active cases in 16 long-term care homes, assisted living residences, and one hospital. A single case has been reported at […]

May 26
2020

May 26 COVID-19 Update

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry provided the following COVID-19 update. There have been 11 new cases, for a total of 2,541 in BC. 37 people are in hospital, while 7 are in intensive care. There are active cases in 15 long-term care homes, assisted living residences, and one hospital. For the first time in weeks, there […]