SAFE Work Manitoba is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.
Areas of Focus
Safety associations – Support of existing industry-based safety associations and expansion of new associations (also known as certifying partners) is a key component of Manitoba’s overall prevention strategy. SAFE Work Manitoba assisted in the formation of four associations between 2015 and 2017 – for the trucking, motor vehicle, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. These certifying partners work closely with organizations to guide and support them through the SAFE Work Certified process (see below).
Certification – SAFE Work Manitoba has developed a voluntary provincial safety certification program that is accessible by all workplaces. This program helps create a consistent understanding of what’s needed to make Manitoba workplaces safer for everyone and provide all employers with an opportunity to make safety and health a priority in their organizations.
Prevention Rebate – Tied into certification is the implementation of financial incentives for employers. SAFE Work Manitoba launched a comprehensive prevention rebate program in 2018 to reward employers that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace safety.
Consulting - SAFE Work Manitoba offers free consulting services to help workplaces become safer. Whether it’s workplace injury and illness statistics reviews, safety and health management gap assessments, risk assessments, or action plan development and implementation, we offer industry-specific knowledge, experience and safety standards.
Workshops - SAFE Work Manitoba offers a range of free, educational workshops throughout the year. Check out the current course calendar and course descriptions.
Safety Resources - SAFE Work Manitoba offers an abundance of resources on numerous safety topics. Visit our website and YouTube channel.
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Contact us - If you have questions about SAFE Work Manitoba's training, prevention programs, services or events, or wish to request resource materials:
Call: 204-957-SAFE (7233), or toll-free: 1-855-957-SAFE (7233)
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The new Canadian Patient Safety Institute Patient Safety Culture “Bundle” for CEOs and Senior Leaders is now available. Access through the links below.
This is an excellent leading practice resource that will guide organizations to improve safety culture, a foundation for improving patient safety. The resource was developed as an outcome of the National Patient Safety Consortium, a Pan Canadian collective voice of organizations supporting safer care for Canadians. The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety is a member of the Consortium.
Review the resources and tools in each “pillar” of the bundle to continue your journey!
The resource is part of the CPSI’s Shift to Safety strategy for the public, practitioners and leaders. Check out our website link Shift to Safety for more information.
Patient Safety Culture "Bundle" for CEOs/Senior Leaders
L'ensemble pour la culture de la sécurité des patients à l'intention des cadres supérieurs
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Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety - This year, when we celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week from October 30th to November 3rd, we will unveil a brand-new podcast series called PATIENT.
PATIENT is a nonfiction medical drama about the people trying to fix modern healthcare from the inside out. The podcast series engages patients, healthcare CEOs, and pharmacists in conversations that tackle some of the most pressing medication safety issues in healthcare. They will explore the 5 Questions to Ask About Your Medications and other topics such as mental health, advocacy and the opioid crisis.
LISTEN in ASK. LISTEN. TALK. - podcast Click here.
Emergency Response Information Kits are designed for individuals at risk of requiring emergency transport to a hospital. These kits allow you to fill in your personal health information, including name, address, health card numbers, next of kin, family physician, medical history, allergies and medications, health care directive and organ donor card. Paramedics are trained to look for these kits when responding to a medical assistance call and will bring them to the hospital to ensure care staff has the most up to date information about you. Kits are available through any Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Station or various seniors groups.
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba exists so that all Manitobans affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia receive the help they need today and have hope for the future.
PRIME - full-service care for seniors with complex illnesses
PRIME is a comprehensive program designed for people aged 65 and over who have multiple health problems that require a moderate degree of monitoring or co-ordination of services, and are able to reside independently in the community. Clients of PRIME are able to have regular visits with a doctor or nurse practitioner. They can participate in exercise, therapy, health and wellness education, counselling and personal care (bathing and hairdressing). Clients are able to visit up to five times a week and transportation as well as lunch is provided. There is opportunity for socialization, playing games, and learning new hobbies such as watercolour painting or quilting. If you think this program may be right for you, talk to your physician or contact PRIME at 204-833-1700.
Geriatric Program Assessment Team (GPAT) - helps seniors live safely and independently in their own homes
for as long as possible
Clinicians visit with seniors to check up on their well-being and determine whether they require access to programs or services. This service has assigned personnel in each emergency department within Winnipeg. For more information, contact 204-982-0140.
A&O – Safety Aid
This program helps seniors prevent crimes and falls. Seniors age 65 and older are eligible for a free home safety and falls prevention audit in many communities. Depending on income level, seniors may be eligible for free safety devices such as deadbolts, peepholes, nonslip bath mats, nightlights, and ice grip tips for canes. For more information, or to set up a free audit call 204-956-6440 (within Winnipeg) or toll free at 1-888-333-1808.
Good Neighbours Handyman Service
This program provides you with contact information of people in your community who can come assist you with various types of home maintenance for a reasonable fee. Prior to being added to the list, workers are required to provide a criminal record check, participate in an interview and provide references to ensure your safety. Services provided include meal preparation, housekeeping, yard work, carpentry, minor plumbing/electrical and other handyman jobs. For more information call (204) 806-1303 or email email@example.com
MB Housing – Financial resources for Home Adaptations
Homeowners and landlords may be eligible for financial assistance to make adaptations that increase mobility, safety and independence. Some examples include installation of handrails and grab bars, wheelchair ramps, changing bathtubs and toilets and installing lift equipment.
This non-profit organization helps to bridge the gap between at-risk individuals and public safety agencies. Clients are individuals who have cognitive disorders and are at risk of wandering behaviours. This organization uses up-to-date technologies to allow for tracking of clients. This tracking allows for rapid recovery of clients who have wandered off and may be unable to find their way home.