May 16th, 2023
Advocacy for the Modern Workplace: A Blog on Young Workers Rights
Did you know that workers aged 15 – 24 are three times more likely to be injured on the job than experienced workers? Protecting the health and safety of all workers should be a top priority. Starting prevention education today is a great step in the right direction in creating safer workplaces of tomorrow.
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.
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.
February 28th, 2022
Happy Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day!
Twelve years ago a few individual workers, all knowing firsthand the debilitating effects Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) or Muculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) can have on work and life outside of work, took it upon themselves to ignite a movement to raise awareness of these injuries, their causes, solutions and the need for fair worker compensation. This then resulted in International RSI Awareness Day, held annually the last day of February, the only non-repetitive day on the calendar. Communities and workers hold events to bring awareness to this important workplace issue.
February 3rd, 2022
NEW: CHAP-Risk Tool for Assessing and Prioritizing Chemical Hazards
As there are a large number of chemicals used in industry, and only a small number have occupational exposure limits, assessing the risk posed by most workplace chemicals can be challenging, particularly for small businesses.