WorkSafeNB focuses on high-risk industries to reduce injuries
and promote a safety culture in New Brunswick workplaces. It has
identified nursing homes as a high -risk industry. Injuries
stemming from material handling and client handling are common. To
help reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries,
WorkSafeNB has been working since 2012 with the New Brunswick
Association of Nursing Homes. As a result, between 2011 and 2015,
the number of lost-time claims among nursing home workers fell 27%.
There is still work to do. Here are some resources we hope will
help nursing home administrators and workers keep their workplaces
*The Nursing Home Workplace Violence Prevention working Group is
a collaboration between the New Brunswick Association of Nursing
Homes (NBANH), the New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU), WorkSafeNB
and the New Brunswick Continuing Care Safety Association (NBCCSA).
As a result of an agreement between NBNU and NBANH, this
collaboration is working to identify, develop and implement
resources and tools to reduce incidents of workplace violence.