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.

Trudeau says pot will be legal as of Oct. 17, 2018

June 21, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that Canadians will be able to consume marijuana recreationally without criminal penalties starting on Oct. 17, 2018 — many months later than the government's initial target date.

Read more from CBC

View the announcement from AB Gov

2017 PIR data available

June 20, 2018
WCB Alberta has released reports about the 2017 Partnerships in Injury Reduction Program.

Recognizing and identifying incidents in health care, social work

June 19, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety - Lawrence Nault

Striving for zero doesn't necessarily work in these environments

As I [Mr. Nault] speak with organizations and individuals about the goals of their health and safety program, I often hear the phrase “zero incidents” or “zero injuries.”  A quick search online will lead you to numerous references to the goal of zero with most references in support of that target, though it appears that there is an increasing movement away from the “zero” goal.  The goal of zero is not a problem on its own, but the systems and definitions and the rewards attached to attaining that goal can be a problem.

An unfortunate example of this occurs in organizations that deal with individuals who are unwell physically or mentally.  These individuals in distress or confusion can react aggressively and violently with medical, support staff and first responders.  This patient/client-initiated violence exposes workers and volunteers to physical assaults, threats and scenes of death — especially with the opioid crisis and lack of mental health supports.

Read the full article

Job Posting - Bethany Care Society

June 15, 2018

Bethany Care Society is recruiting for a Safety Manager.  The incumbent will be accountable for overseeing, championing and managing Bethany’s strategy, policies and programs with respect to employee and volunteer safety to ensure a healthy, safe and respectful work environment.

Read the full job posting here