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.

WCB: review of employer accounts and premium policies

IMPORTANT: deadline to provide feedback on WCB-Alberta policy reviews is July 15, 2019.

Topics up for review this year include:

- Employer coverage, including specific types of workers and employers (e.g., proprietorships, directors, partnerships, unpaid workers, volunteers, etc.)
- Personal coverage
- Premium payments
- Assessable earnings (e.g., what earnings are included, what the value of service is for unpaid workers, etc.)
- Industry classification

Provide your feedback before July 15th at https://www.wcb.ab.ca/forms/policy-feedback.asp

United Active Living residents and staff are all winners!

The CCSA was proud to support member organization United Active Living in promoting health and safety for staff and residents alike!  Read about the fun and interactive way they highlighted the importance of health and safety for everyone at their sites! Great job everyone!


United Active Living - United Active Living celebrated the winners of our Health and Safety Contest at the end of April; we had a quiz ‘tree’ at each of our two sites, loaded with quiz questions for staff and residents. Over the course of a week, participants picked a quiz tag from the tree, answered the true/false, short answer or multiple-choice question, signed their name, and dropped the tag into a draw box.  

I am happy to say we had excellent participation, with over 100 entries at each site, and most quiz questions were answered correctly! The questions covered topics from each of our departments (representatives on each of the Health and Safety Committees submitted a minimum of 5 quiz questions from their department perspective and other questions were taken from safety in-services), so covered topics such as fire safety, fall risk management/prevention & exercise, workplace safety hazards, emergency responses, food safety, infection prevention and control, and disaster preparedness.

Gift baskets were awarded to one staff member and one resident at each site, following the draw of a correctly answered question from the submissions. We received contributions for the baskets from CCSA as well as our pharmacy and food services supplier. Recipients were delighted by the gift baskets and enjoyed this method for raising awareness of Health and Safety in our communities.


New! Workplace Violence Prevention Resources – Hospital, Community Care and Long Term Care

May 28, 2019
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)

The Public Services Health & Safety Association has released a new range of resources for hospitals, home care and long term care to strengthen workplace violence prevention efforts. These resources were developed in consultation with the Advisory Committee of Ontario’s Leadership Table on Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare.

These new resources can now be accessed at https://www.pshsa.ca/workplace-violence-leadership-table-4/.

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.

Learn more and register...