Regina, SK – The healthcare sector in this province continues to experience the highest total number of claims reported than all other industries according to Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) statistics.
Today, the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) is proud to announce the Campaign for Change of #IWillReport. This is a collaborative effort with frontline healthcare workers, senior leaders and system partners working together to increase the awareness of under reporting of incidents of violence and aggression.
The lack of reporting is attributed to the notion that care providers put the ‘duty of care’ ahead of their own safety. Literature and research findings indicate that under reporting is also associated with the normalization of violence for healthcare workers. The prevalence of under reporting of violence and aggression in the workplace is due much in part to it being viewed as a regular occurrence and accepted as ‘just part of the job’.