Caring for you while you care for others

As an increasing number of health authorities move towards providing more and more care in the comfort of the patient’s home, so does the incidence of assaults and abuse towards these health care workers who are venturing into the community alone to provide the needed care. 

According to a report presented to the House of Commons in June 2019, “health care workers working in-home care and community-care settings also face greater risks of violence because they are often working alone in these settings and lack training on how to de-escalate violence.” 

While there are significant benefits to treating the patient in the comfort of their own home, there are also unique risks Continue Reading…

2020 Goal Settings: How Your Organization can best Protect Lone Workers

The statistics regarding workplace injuries and fatalities in Canada are baffling. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, there were 951 workplace fatalities recorded in 2017 with an additional 251,508 injuries which took place on the job. An employer must manage the safety and health of his or her employees and thus minimize the number of incidents that occur in the workplace. Continue Reading…