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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 appointments can put you at risk from violent or undesirable behaviour. Safe driving of clients requires individualized assessments and a plan. This video explains some of the decisions you need to make before getting behind the wheel.
* Video (2 min 52 sec)
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)