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Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

WCB “What’s new in Policy” webpage updated May 10

May 13, 2016 
WCB Alberta

The "What's new in Policy" section of the WCB website was updated May 10, 2016.

Find out how to participate in the WCB review

As part of the government's review of WCB, the review panel will be inviting input from workers, employers, key partners and interested Albertans. Find out how to join the conversation and get involved.

Policy update

We have updated the Glossary and made some minor housekeeping amendments to Policies 04-01, 04-06, and 06-01. The amendments are inconsequential in nature and do not affect the rights and responsibilities of workers or employers.

Policy Manual updated May 10, 2016. Find the complete update here.

Workplace injury rates at all-time low in 2015: WorkplaceNL

May 12, 2016
Canadian Occupational Safety


Newfoundland and Labrador’s lost-time incidence rate has dropped to an all-time low of 1.5 per 100 workers in 2015.
The rate, which has held steady for the past three years, looks at lost time due to workplace injury or illness. The rate decreased in nine industries, increased in two industries, and remained the same in one industry.

To put it in context, the drop means there were approximately 200 fewer workers requiring health-care only assistance and 260 fewer workers with short-term claims in 2015 versus the previous year, WorkplaceNL reports.
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Also an area of concern is that violence in the workplace is on the rise in the province. Lost-time incidents related to assaults or other violent acts in the workplace rose by 69 per cent when compared to rates five years ago. The statistic works out to approximately 7.6 per 10,000 workers experiencing lost time due to violence in the workplace.

Read the full article here: http://www.cos-mag.com/safety/safety-stories/5049-workplace-injury-rates-at-all-time-low-in-2015-workplacenl.html?utm_term=Workplace%20injury%20rates%20at%20all-time%20low%20in%202015%3A%20WorkplaceNL&utm_campaign=COSNewswire_20160512&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

National Nursing Week 2016

May 9, 2016

May 9-15 will be the dates for National Nursing Week 2016, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

The Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians.

With more than 406,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation.

Send your thanks to the nurses in your life by using the hashtag #NNW2016 on Twitter. Or visit cna-aiic.ca to learn more about the many ways nurses are with Canadians every step of the way.

World Hand Hygiene Day - May 5th

May 5, 2016

Today is World Hand Hygiene Day! Visit the World Health Organization's (WHO) website to learn what you can do to to SAVE LIVES: CLEAN YOUR HANDS.

The CDC has also introduced a new campaign to promote hand hygiene in healthcare settings, Clean Hands Count aims to:

  • Improve healthcare provider adherence to CDC hand hygiene recommendations
  • Address the myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene
  • Empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands

The science is clear: Clean hands protect patients and healthcare providers from dangerous and deadly infections.