November 29th, 2022
“Falling” for Safety
Did you know November is fall prevention month? No matter what kind of work you do, there’s most likely going to be a situation with the potential for injury due to a fall. From climbing a ladder to reaching for printer paper in the supply closet to slipping on spilt water by the water fountain, protect workers today and prevent falls in your workplace.
October 11th, 2022
Anxiety and Stress and How to Flourish
Did you know yesterday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day? Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and more specifically, burnout, have become an increasingly discussed topic, especially when centered around the workplace. A survey by Public Health Agency of Canada in 2020 and again in 2021 saw an increase from 19% - 23% in stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. As workers return to the workplace or remain working remotely permanently, a shift in routine is afoot. Being a parent, a good friend, having multiple jobs, being a student and more, also adds to the weight.
July 22nd, 2022
Encouraging Self-Care On and Off the Job
Did you know June 24 is International Self-care Day? No matter your work environment or the type of work you do, always remember your employees are just as important as the work. Here are a few tips for workplaces to help promote self-care and make workers’ mental health a priority.
June 24th, 2022
Here at PSHSA, we strive to create safe and healthy workplaces for everyone, no matter who you love or how you identify. As we near the end of Pride Month, let’s remember to continue the conversation outside the month of June. Here are a few ways to show your support and become an ally to the LGBTQ2+ community, both inside and outside of the workplace.
May 19th, 2022
This National Police Week, Consider OHS in Your Police Agency
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) applies to police agencies and their workers (police officers) although they are bound by the provisions of the Police Services Act. Both are provincial legislation, but did you know that the OHSA trumps all other provincial legislation (OHSA Section 2(2))? If there are any contradictions between any other provincial legislation and the OHSA, the OHSA prevails.
April 27th, 2022
Walking Side by Side with Tragedy and Hope
“I had woken up and come downstairs to get ready. That’s when my mom told me that there was an accident at my dad’s work, and he was missing. How do you react to that kind of news at 10 years old? Do you even have the emotional capacity to comprehend it?” - Josh Rene Josh will be among the many family members who light a candle to honour a loved one today on the National Day of Mourning.
April 26th, 2022
Say What? Investigating the Long-Term Impacts of Noise
Today is International Noise Awareness Day! Established in 1996 by the Center for Hearing and Communication, INAD was created to raise awareness and educate the public about the harmful effects of noise on hearing, health and quality of life.