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Industry profile: Health and Social Services Sectors

For health workers in acute care, continuing care, and home and community care sectors, the hazards are diverse. 


1680
time-loss injuries in 2016
28%
of all time-loss injuries in 2016

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  • Seaview Manor uses PACE to inspire new safety practices
    Posted 3 weeks ago
    It takes a team to catch on to new safety procedures and make them stick. But at Seaview Manor, a long-term care facility in Glace Bay, it wasn’t just about the catch – they took the ball and ran with it.
  • PACE – one small step for a care worker, one giant leap for the health care sector
    Posted last month
    Have you ever gone to see a client and been faced with excess clutter in the main entranceway? Or spent time communicating about the care task you are going to initiate, only to find that they don’t have their hearing aid in? Or yesterday, when you were able to support a client with minimal assistance, but today they can’t even sit up in bed?

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