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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.
 

2016 Workplace Injury, Disease and Fatality Statistics Provincial Summary – Available NOW

November 15, 2017
Alberta Government

Health and safety statistics are vital to identifying hazards associated with work. They provide specific information about past events. However, a single statistical measure doesn’t identify a particular employer as good, bad, high-risk, or low-risk. Since hazards associated with work vary by industry, OHS recognizes the need to address industry-specific risks with focused strategies. The 2016 summary report can be found at http://work.alberta.ca/documents/2016-ohs-data.pdf.

WHMIS high pressure sales tactics

November 15, 2017
Alberta Government

The Alberta Government continues to receive reports and complaints about aggressive, high pressure sales tactics by commercial providers of workplace safety training for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). There is no requirement for an employer to use a commercial training provider or materials created by a commercial company to conduct WHMIS training. 

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Ontario to invest $115 million in new long-term care beds, staffing

November 9, 2017
Ottawa Citizen -  Elizabeth Payne

At a time when more than 32,000 people are on waiting lists for long-term care in Ontario, the province says it will spend $115 million over the next three years to create thousands of new beds and increase staffing levels.

Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement in Hamilton Tuesday, laying out the government’s 20-point plan — called Aging with Confidence — to bolster services for the province’s senior population.

The announcement included 5,000 new long-term care beds by 2021-22, with a pledge to build a total of 30,000 over the next decade in an effort to reduce waiting lists.  

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Start of flu season brings three deaths in Alberta

November 6, 2017
Edmonton Journal - Keith Gerein

Flu season has already struck hard in Alberta, where three people have died and 90 patients have been hospitalized after contracting the virus.

New statistics released Thursday by Alberta Health Services indicate the Calgary region has been the worst hit area of the province to date.

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