With an ever-increasing need for care services to be provided in the home, your agency needs ensure that you and your fellow co-workers are safe while at work. The homes of clients pose a unique health and safety challenge for home care and community services organizations and workers. Unlike a traditional workplace, it can be very difficult to control hazards and reduce risk for workers providing care in these homes.
Everyone must be ready and able to identify hazards and assess the risks when working in the homes of their clients. Employers and workers both need to understand how they can individually and collaboratively reduce the risks and keep themselves and others safe while working.
The following will provide a general overview of various safety topics and strategies that will help keep you and others safe while at the workplace. In addition to this information, you will also receive training on your agency’s specific workplace policies and procedures, which will outline their strategies.