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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.
 

Nearly 9 in 10 Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries in 2017

February 28, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety

Saskatchewan’s total workplace injury rate for 2017 was 5.25 per cent, a 5.4 per cent drop from 2016, according to the Workers’ Compensation Board. Since 2008, this represents an overall drop of 48.6 per cent. The total number of reported claims in 2017 was 28,952, a decrease of 3.34 per cent from 2016.

In 2017, for the second year in a row, 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers had zero injuries. More than 57 per cent of WCB rate codes had lower total injury rates in 2017 than in 2016.

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The hidden costs of poor health & safety

February 27, 2018
Stay Safe Business - Naomi Billington

When discussing the costs associated with poor workplace health and safety, direct costs such as fines and legal costs tend to take centre stage. While fines given to a business following a safety failing are designed to have a significant impact on the business, there are a multitude of ‘hidden costs’ that many forget to consider. Yet these hidden costs can also have a significant, and in many cases, ongoing financial impact on the business.

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New legislation—Know your obligations after a workplace injury

February 22, 2018
WCB Alberta - Employer Fact Sheet

Every successful return to work starts with a great plan. New legislation effective Sept. 1 makes it even more important for all Alberta employers to have a solid return-to-work plan in place to help get injured workers safely back to work. 

Under the new legislation, employers and workers are expected to work together towards a return to the same job or an alternative job after a workplace accident, to the point of undue hardship. 

View the WCB Proposed Legislation on obligation to return injured workers to work.
 

Seniors’ Health Research Priority Setting Partnership Survey

February 12, 2018
Alberta Health Services / Sage Seniors' Association

Help to identify what is important to seniors’ health in Alberta.

The Seniors’ Health Research Priority Setting Partnership is seeking input from older adults, their caregivers, representatives, and clinicians on the areas that matter most for future research in seniors’ health.  

Responses will then be prioritized into a list of the most important questions that future research should address.

You are invited to participate in this research study if you LIVE OR WORK in Alberta and are:

 

  • an older adult (65 years of age and over),
  • a caregiver of an older adult (spouse; family member; friend; neighbour), or
  • a clinician or health/social care provider (doctor; nurse; care aides; allied health provider; pharmacist; social worker) working with older adults.
  • You must also live or work in the province of Alberta to take part in the survey.

 

For more information, or to take part, please visit the Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network website or contact Billy Zhao by telephone (403-944-3274) or email (bzzhao@ualberta.ca).