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.” 

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Are Health and Community Care workers classified as Lone Workers?

Are Health Care workers classified as Lone Workers

A person is considered to be alone at work when they are on their own and cannot be seen or heard by another person. Careful consideration of all situations where this may be the case is essential. Working alone encompasses all employees who may go for a period of time, short or long, where they do not have any direct contact with a co-worker. Even though working alone is not always dangerous, it can be when other factors come into play. Continue Reading…

How to get “Safety First” shoes for the Job

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Shoes for Work

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Nearly 25% of workplace harm is caused by accidents related to poor footwear, so making the right choice with shoes can save you a lot of grief. Here are some friendly suggestions for when it’s time to purchase safety first shoes for work.

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