April 5th, 2019
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships
In sports, the most successful team franchises are those with shared goals for success, and with good communication between all parties driving the process. The same can be said for health and safety in the workplace.
July 5th, 2018
Ergonomics is Everyone’s Concern
When most people hear the word ergonomics, they often think of office environment and equipment, but ergonomics is much more than chairs, computers and keyboards with wrist pads. Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker, and carries an important role in worker safety and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) prevention.
May 9th, 2018
7 Reasons Why We Love Nurses
National Nursing Week is May 7-13, 2018. In recognition of this important occasion, we wanted to share a list of the top reasons we appreciate the nursing profession and all those motivated individuals that dedicate their careers to the care of others! 1. Nurses are pretty darn smart. It…
May 2nd, 2018
What Are You Doing to Address Counterproductive Behaviours?
In 2017, the Government of Canada surveyed Canadians to determine the prevalence of harassment in the workplace. According to the results, 50% of respondents experienced harassment from an individual with authority over them and 44% experienced harassment from a co-worker. Incivility, harassment, bullying and violence are known as counterproductive…
April 28th, 2018
Day of Mourning 2018
Every year on April 28, Canada comes together to remember those who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. The National Day of Mourning serves as an annual reminder that all workplaces should be safe, healthy environments. In this area, we know there is still a lot…
April 26th, 2018
Partner Spotlight: ORFA
With the start of both the baseball season and the NHL playoffs, it seemed only fitting to highlight one of PSHSA’s current partners: the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA). ORFA is a provincially-recognized not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the benefit of the recreation facility profession in municipalities, educational institutions, First…
April 17th, 2018
Use #CannabisAwarenessMonth to Raise Awareness About Your Workplace Policies
April is National Cannabis Awareness Month, and as we move towards the annual 4/20 celebrations that will be occurring later this week, it seems like a good time to talk about Cannabis legalization and its impact on the workplace. Many employers don’t feel like they’re ready for…