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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.
 

FREE Webinar: Safety Considerations in Confined Spaces

May 9, 2019

FREE Webinar by 3M (Powered by Canadian Occupational Safety): Safety Considerations in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces present some of the most challenging work environments for health and safety professionals. From dangerous atmospheric conditions such as oxygen-depleted, toxic and even explosive environments, to physically hazardous conditions such as extreme temperatures, unstable materials, or the potential for falls, confined spaces often present unseen challenges. Ensuring workers are safe in confined spaces requires a thorough understanding of the potential hazards, current legislative requirements that apply and best practices.

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WCB: What’s new in policy update

May 9, 2019
WCB-Alberta

Each year, WCB-Alberta sets a policy development plan to confirm the policy reviews planned in the coming year. These planned priority areas reflect feedback from stakeholders received in a variety of ways. TThe WCB's 2019 Policy Project Plan is now available on their website

AB Gov: Reporting and investigating Potentially Serious Incidents (PSI)

April 17, 2019
AB Gov Bulletin

KEY INFORMATION  

The types of incidents and injuries reportable to government are: 1) serious injury or incident, 2) incident at a mine or mine site, and 3) potentially serious incidents (PSI). 

It is the responsibility of the prime contractor, or if there isn’t one, the employer of the work site to report the PSI to the Director of Inspections.

Access the bulletin at https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/1eaf5e61-cf1e-497f-8c2e-1a133d817f46/resource/0351ef24-fdd0-4a2a-bb1c-256ec11fee3a/download/reporting-and-investigating-potential-serious-incidentsli016-1.pdf

Violence in long-term care homes prompts fears of staffing crisis

April 11, 2019
CTV News - Ryan Flanagan

Workers in long-term care homes are reporting unprecedented levels of assault and harassment, contributing to a turnover rate that is leaving the industry at risk of a staffing crisis, a new study says.

“We heard very disturbing stories about the almost daily occurrence of physical violence, verbal abuse, sexual and racial harassment and even sexual assault that is so pervasive that it’s become normalized – as if it’s part of the job,” study author Jim Brophy told CTVNews.ca.

The study, which was conducted by Canadian researchers affiliated with the U.K.-based University of Stirling and published Tuesday in the journal New Solutions, was co-sponsored by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) and Canadian Union of Public Employees.

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