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.
SAFE Work Matters - Keep up to date on safety and health issues with SAFE Work Manitoba's monthly e-newsletter. SAFE Work Matters provides news articles, information on safety resources, seasonal safety tips and more.
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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)
Email: [email protected]
Visit: 16th floor, 363 Broadway, Winnipeg Manitoba
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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.
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Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety - Canadian Patient Safety Week is the last week of October.
View the podcast PATIENT it 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 5 questions to ask about your medication and other topics such as mental health, advocacy and the opioid crisis.
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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.