April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work – Seizure Safe Workplace™ Program Coming Soon!
April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is day that focuses on creating a culture of safety and health at work. Find out more about World Day for Safety and Health at Work here.
When it comes to people living with epilepsy, a culture of safety and health at work is important as it can be common for employers and coworkers to experience apprehension over not knowing what to do if a person living with epilepsy has a seizure around them at work. Additionally, it may also be common for employers and coworkers to have misunderstandings about epilepsy due to stigma.
In honour of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the BC Epilepsy Society and the I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign are excited to announce the launch of our Seizure Safe Workplace™ program coming in the Fall of 2020!
The Seizure Safe Workplace™ program will be presented to workplaces by Miss Canada 2019, Christine Jamieson and will help to enable workplaces to create a seizure safe workplace and environment by teaching about epilepsy and seizure awareness, how to recognize and respond to a seizure and information on epilepsy and seizures in the workplace.
Participating in the Seizure Safe Workplace™ program is important for all workplaces, not just workplaces that employ people living with epilepsy, as it has been found that 1 in 12 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime and both customers and employees may experience a seizure and it is vital to be prepared.
In Fall 2020, presentations for the Seizure Safe Workplace™ program will begin. Any workplaces that are interested in this program are asked to fill out the form below: