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For media inquiries, please contact Ken Donohue – kdonohue@safecarebc.ca

Apr 24
2014

Make Safety a Habit- NAOSH week May 4-10, 2014

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a continent wide event spanning three countries Canada, USA and Mexico; that highlight to the public, government, and industry the importance of increasing understanding, raising awareness and reducing injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. The goal of the North […]

Apr 24
2014

Seats Open Up in Sold Out Session

Join us on May 26th as we host a session titled SafeCare BC- A Dialogue with the New Executive Director at this year’s BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference. Sit down with Executive Director, Jennifer Lyle as she shares SafeCare BC’s direction for the future and how it will help you and your organization. Long […]

Apr 23
2014

No Such Thing as an Accident?

Accidents happen. It’s a common refrain that we’ve all been told. Accidents cannot be anticipated, predicted or avoided. When something happens at work, we say there was an accident – someone was hurt in an unforeseeable, unpreventable event. But are these events truly accidents? Unwelcome – yes. Unfortunate – of course. But an accident? Col. […]

Apr 02
2014

Injuries in Long Term Care – By the Numbers

As remarked on recently in the news, if you were to look at the injury claims data for long term care, caring for others seems to be hazardous for your health. A story run in the Leader Post last year identified the health care sector as “…one of the most dangerous industries…” to work in. […]

Mar 20
2014

Violence in Long Term Care – Just Part of the Job?

The issue of violence in the workplace took a high-profile turn this past month, with an investigative journalism series on violence against health care workers in hospital, psychiatric, and long term care facilities. The stories shared by these health care workers were shocking in their content and served to highlight the very real impact violence […]

Mar 19
2014

Mackenzie Appointed as Canada’s First Seniors Advocate

On March 19th, Health Minister Terry Lake appointed Isobel Mackenzie as Canada’s first Seniors Advocate. Mackenzie has stepped down from the SafeCare BC Board effective immediately in order to pursue her new role as Seniors Advocate. “We want to congratulate Isobel on her appointment as BC’s new Seniors Advocate,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED SafeCare BC. “Isobel has […]

Mar 17
2014

SafeCare BC is Featured in Leading COHSN Newsletter

SafeCare BC was recently featured in COHSN Canada, the leading Canadian occupational health and safety newsletter. “It’s wonderful to see a new initiative like SafeCare BC recognized by such a widely-read and respected health and safety publication,” says Lyle on the first page feature on SafeCare BC. Included in the article by Jeff Cottrill are […]

Mar 12
2014

SafeCare BC Hosts Teleforum

Tuesday March 11, 2014 marked an exciting milestone for SafeCare BC, with SafeCare BC’s latest teleforum.  Over 40 professionals from across the continuing care sector dialed in to participate in the teleforum lead by Mary Ellen Sanajko of Conduit Coaching. Also joining in on the discussion was the newly appointed SafeCare BC executive director, Jennifer […]

Mar 10
2014

Teleforum Participants Page

Welcome to the March 11th, SafeCare BC Teleforum Participants Page! During this first ever SafeCare BC teleforum we will announce the results of the Training Needs Assessment surveys and the next steps for SafeCare BC. The teleforum is scheduled to take place between 10am-11am on March 11, 2014. During this 60-minute SafeCare BC/Conduit Coaching teleforum you […]

Mar 06
2014

SafeCare BC Teleforum

Join us on for the next SafeCare BC teleforum when we announce the results of the Needs Assessment surveys and the next steps for SafeCare BC. The teleforum is scheduled to take place between 10am-11am on March 11, 2014. During this 60-minute SafeCare BC/Conduit Coaching teleforum you will have the opportunity to: Hear from the new […]