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.

AB Gov - A health care worker’s guide to health and safety on the job

April 26, 2017

The Alberta Government has developed a very handy resource for workers in our indudstry.  The booklet, called A health care worker’s guide to health and safety on the job is available online as is the OHS program information resource feedback survey.  The survey is available to users of the guide to complete to help the AB Gov improve on their resource materials.  

The guide covers topics such as legislation, reporting, resident and manuals material handling, working alone and much more!

We encourage you to check out this valuable resource and then provide your feedback to the AB Gov.

Alberta Workplace Legislation Review

April 4, 2017
Alberta Government

Alberta has some of the oldest workplace legislation in Canada. Both the Employment Standards and Labour Relations Codes have not been significantly updated in almost 30 years. The nature of work and family life has changed a lot since then.

A review is needed to ensure Alberta has fair, modern and family-friendly workplaces that support a growing economy. Albertans should be able to go to work and contribute to our economy while still being able to care for themselves and their families.

We want to hear from Albertans about how we can improve our workplace rules to make life better for everyone. Share your ideas by completing the online survey on employment standards. You can also send in your comments.

Feedback will be accepted until April 18, 2017.

Visit the AB Gov website to learn more or to participate.

BCNU launches graphic ad campaign to highlight dangers nurses face

March 31, 2017
CTV News

CTV Vancouver Island 
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 5:51PM PDT 
Last Updated Monday, March 20, 2017 6:47PM PDT

With violent attacks in B.C. hospitals on the rise, the nurses’ union has launched a campaign of chilling ads to call attention to a situation they say is only getting worse.

The BCNU unveiled its latest ad campaign this month titled “Violence. Not Part of the Job.”

In the ads, frightened nurses are heard calling 911 operators to report attacks at their facilities, while viewers are shown graphic scenes including pools of blood, smashed glasses and a toppled wheelchair in a hospital hallway.

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(BC) Island Health fined after employee stabbed in Parksville

March 30, 2017
Parksville Qualicum Beach News - Adam Kveton

Vancouver Island Health Authority has been fined $75,000 after an employee was stabbed by a person with dementia in Parksville, according to a WorkSafeBC notice detailing the incident.

Now, Island Health says it has several initiatives underway — some existing, some new — including increased training for its employees working in home and community care.

The notice said that an Island Health employee, while working with an employee of another company, was providing health care services at a residence. But, when moving the client from a bed to a wheelchair, the client’s spouse stabbed the Island Health worker.

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