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Join Dr. Ash Bender as he discusses the intersection between mental stress, illness and resilience and provides some specific actions workplaces can take to build resiliency.
Exposure to chronic mental stress is known to have negative effects on employee health and behaviours.
Understanding factors associated with job stress provides opportunities for intervention by changing work practices and prevention by building resilience.
Resilience generally describes characteristics or capacities enabling individuals and organizations to recover from adversity and use available resources adaptively...the ability to "bounce back".
Join Dr. Janice Halpern as she shares the results of a research program called Critical incident Stress Strategies for EMS (CISS-EMS).
This one hour webinar will share the research study and key findings. Participants will learn about help that paramedics are seeking for critical incident stress as well as the barriers that should be considered, and can be addressed through good prevention planning and implementation.
The webinar will also explore opportunities to identify critical incidents and describe the impact that critical incidents can have on paramedics.
The webinar will showcase a critical incident inventory that provides a framework for paramedics and their supervisors to talk about critical incidents.
Finally, it will share the development of a tool kit that was developed for paramedics and their supervisors to use after a potentially critical incident.
Maintaining your mental health is as important and crucial as maintaining your physical health. In this webinar Dr. Vivian Lee will discuss the importance of maintaining your mental health, how to recognize early signs of difficulty and what positive coping strategies that can be implemented.
There will be a focus on how individuals can problem-solve to increase healthy actions they are already taking through various areas of self-care such as relationships, spiritual, family, exercise, financial, to foster better resilience.
Hacking Safety: How a Participatory Approach Can Make a Difference, December 5, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm WEBINARMusculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are a major source of workplace injuries. In Ontario, MSDs and STFs account for nearly 65% of all lost-time claims in the health care sector. The Institute for Work and Health has conducted program evaluations of an organizational participatory safety program designed to reduce MSDs and STFs in long term care facilities. The Employees Participating in Change (EPIC) program utilizes frontline staff knowledge and engagement during all stages of program implementation. Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd will present the results of the program evaluations with a focus on implementation and benefits of participatory approaches to safety. This webinar will provide information on how participatory initiatives can be implemented and sustained to help raise awareness and reduce hazards among health care workers.
Presenter: Dr Dwayne Van Eerd Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, where he has been a researcher since 1997. He has an MSc and BSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University, and a PhD in work and health from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.
As a scientist with the Institute for Work & Health, he focuses primarily on the prevention of work-related injuries and disability. His research projects have included evaluations of participatory ergonomics and training interventions, as well as systematic reviews of the prevention literature. Van Eerd also practices and researches integrated knowledge transfer and exchange.
Helping workers return to work in a in a safe, productive way is an important to fostering positive mental health. As workplaces implement PTSD Prevention Plans and integrate new chronic mental stress and traumatic mental stress policies into their health and safety systems, there is a focus on how to obtain this safe and productive return to work that is within a workers functional abilities.
Dr. Vivian Lee will discuss important considerations for return to work including how to speak with colleagues and staff about a workers return from a mental health leave and steps you can take to make this return a positive experience for everyone involved.