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Feb 27
2015

Think Pink to #EndBullying

On Pink Shirt Day, February 25th, wear a pink shirt to show your support in the fight against bullying and harassment.  Pink Shirt Day started as a grassroots initiative in Nova […]

Feb 04
2015

#EndBullying – Promoting a Culture of Respect in Continuing Care

February is home to Pink Shirt Day, a national anti-bullying event that promotes respect and tolerance. In recognition of that, SafeCare BC is challenging you to help #EndBullying in the […]

Feb 03
2015

Workshops Continue To Draw Crowds

SafeCare BC is pleased to have held its fourth dementia care training workshop in partnership with Alzheimer Society of B.C. yesterday. Over 60 people attended the half-day session which took […]

Jan 28
2015

Spotlight on Safety: Violence and MSIP

Did you know that the two biggest drivers of injury in the continuing care sector are overexertion and acts of violence? Overexertion accounts for 51% of all injuries, while acts […]

Jan 28
2015

Avoiding the Iceberg – Putting MSIP Theory into Practice

In our last post, The Iceberg Effect, we presented the financial and human argument for reducing workplace injuries, using musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) as an example. We also highlighted key general […]

Jan 21
2015

The Iceberg Effect – The Hidden Costs of Workplace Injuries

The continuing care sector is BC’s second-largest categories of healthcare employers – accounting for approximately $1.4 billion in payroll every year. It also retains the dubious distinction of being the […]

Jan 21
2015

Call For Technical Advisory Committee Applicants

SafeCare BC is seeking applicants for the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC provides input, expertise, and knowledge to strengthen the effectiveness of SafeCare BC initiatives, programs, and projects. Specifically, […]

Dec 19
2014

SafeCare BC – Year-End Sign-off

A Year in Review For SafeCare BC, this past year (including several months at the end of 2013) have been marked by an incredible rate of change. Over this period, […]

Dec 17
2014

Rethinking Safety- Haro Park’s Experience

Earlier this past summer, SafeCare BC launched the Be Care Aware campaign aimed at raising awareness around the importance of safety in the workplace. As part of the campaign, we […]

Dec 10
2014

Train-the-Trainer Workshop Well Received

SafeCare BC is pleased to have launched its first Safe Resident Handling Train-the-Trainer workshop this past weekend. The in-depth 8 hour pilot, which was held at Little Mountain Place, received […]