Pharmacist with Patient

COVID-19 Safety Plans - Roles and Responsibilities in the Pharmacy

August 24, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anymeeting – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

This webinar is intended to provide information on the roles and responsibilities of owners, managers and pharmacists in developing and implementing safety measures in compliance with WorkSafeBC requirements in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure in the community pharmacy setting.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Apply WorkSafe BC requirements to your role in the pharmacy
  • Develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • Recognize best practices for mitigating exposure to COVID-19

About the Speaker: Saleema Dhalla

Saleema completed her Masters of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at UBC. She began her career in the geochemical industry, implementing a safety program to account for a diverse range of occupational exposures and improve worker safety. She has also designed and executed systems at the provincial and national level to reduce workplace injuries and improve employee well-being.

Saleema also led the development and execution of a province wide initiative that standardized and improved the safety program at 300 locations across BC, gaining COR (Certificate of Recognition) certification and thus providing significant cost savings. As a safety professional, she has acted as a consultant to a wide array of businesses in many sectors, including healthcare, finance, and heavy industry.

Over the past three years, Saleema has held three roles at SafeCare BC, the health and safety association which supports healthcare workers in long-term care and home and community care. Her roles include the Director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs and Acting Chief Executive Officer, and most recently the Sr. Director of Development and Strategic Engagements. 


This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours.

Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.