Injury-related data for nurses available on worksafebc.com
Do you know that WorkSafeBC has an interactive tool dedicated to presenting statistics on time-loss claims for nurses in B.C.? This dashboard uses charts and graphs to show injury-related data for registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and licensed practical nurses.
This dashboard is a powerful tool for anyone in the health care sector interested in taking a closer look at the injury statistics. Workers, employers, and industry members can access the tool and use the information to identify opportunities to improve workplace health and safety.
In addition to the nurses’ dashboard, check out WorkSafeBC’s other interactive tools, such as the dashboard for health care assistants
Protect your greatest assets in 2020 and beyond
Work-related motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of traumatic workplace deaths in B.C. Motor vehicle crashes are of particular significance to the health care and social services sector, which averaged almost 800 time-loss claims (second only to the transportation sector) and more than 40,000 lost work days between 2014 and 2018. The financial cost of almost $9.5 million doesn’t account for the sometimes life-altering after-effects and emotional toll of crashes.
The health care and social services sector’s greatest assets are its people, who provide care and who themselves deserve that same care and attention when they’re driving for work.
The most at-risk occupations in the health care sector for motor vehicle incidents (according to claims data) between 2014 and 2018 were:
- Nurse aids, orderlies, and patient services associates
- Social and community service workers
- Paramedical occupations
The annual Road Safety at Work
awareness campaign reminds employers, workers, contractors, and clients about the need to prevent work-related motor vehicle incidents, and offers tools to help.
Peer support program builds safety culture in long-term care
In the dynamic work environment of a long-term care facility, issues need to be dealt with on the floor and in real time. For one facility in Victoria, training, peer support, and a partnership with WorkSafeBC have been key to keeping workers safe from injuries.
To read more, download this cover story
from the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of WorkSafe Magazine
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