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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the health care industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
Driving clients to and from appointments in the community can expose workers to violence and other undesirable behaviours. This bulletin helps you determine whether or not a trip should be taken, the steps needed to protect the worker, and the requirements for the vehicle.
The curriculum is composed of eight e-learning modules and provides employees with education and tools to prevent, defuse and/or deal with potentially violent situations. To learn more about the curriculum and access the modules go to members.heabc.bc.ca/Page4271.aspx
Violence is a leading cause of injury to B.C. care workers and results in over 1,000 injuries each year. Investigations of violent incidents frequently reveal that the patient involved had a history, or a known risk, of violent behaviour that was not communicated to workers by way of assessments, charts, and care plans.
* Communicate patient information: Prevent violence-related injuries to health care and social services workers (for public bodies*) PDF (102 KB)
* Communicate personal information: Prevent violence-related injuries to health care and social services workers (for non-public bodies*) PDF (109 KB)
Dated: October 2012
|Many healthcare workers work alone in the community. Learn what to do if you feel threatened or unsafe.
* Video (3 min 19 sec)
Although other types of violence receive more media attention, workplace bullying has increasingly been the focus of researchers, employers, unions and health and safety professionals. Healthcare and community care organizations need new tools to improve their violence prevention strategies including methods to address workplace bullying.
Source: Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare
* PDF (732 KB)
"The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed this manual for health care workers, managers and employer organisations in rural and remote Australia, to help them prepare for and respond to violence in ways that will minimize its impact."
Source: National Health and Medical Research Council Australia
* PDF (645 KB)
This information session was held specifically for social service and community care employers and workers dealing with violence in their high-risk communities. The morning session consisted of three presentations: the Vancouver Police Department, The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. A copy of the morning's agenda, the presentations and the violence risk assessment tools presented are available.
The goal of the program was to promote quality care for people with dementia and to minimize violent and aggressive behaviours towards their care givers.
The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB54257BBCB1A9EB1 or if you would like a DVD copy of the show please email: .