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Chronic Mental Stress and Resilience – Key Concepts and Actions for Employers, January 24, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm WEBINAR
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".
Effective Joint Health and Safety Committees: Road to Success WebinarPresented and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this webinar provides a review of the legislative requirements for establishing and running a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) including the duties and powers of the JHSC. The presentation also outlines practical and evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of a JHSC. Presented by a PSHSA consultant and organized for NAOSH week 2015, this is part 3 of a 3 part webinar series. This webinar is applicable to anyone looking for basic health and safety information and particularly relevant for all members of the JHSC. Length: 47 Minutes
Effective Multi-Site Joint Health and Safety Committee Webinar
If your organization has more than one site or location, this hour-long webinar can help guide you in developing an effective Joint Health and Safety Committee that will keep all your employees safe. Learn about your Roles and Responsibilities, Legalities and how to manage your sites from a Health and Safety perspective. This webinar is presented by PSHSA and guest speaker from the Ministry of Labour.
Appropriate for all sectors, this webinar is presented by the ministry of labour and gives insight to the participants on requirements and key considerations when dealing with multi-site joint health and safety committees.
Length: 55 minutes
eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office WorkersThe online training program was developed by IWH in partnership with the U.S.-based Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. An international scientific panel of academic and practicing ergonomists reviewed the content to ensure it complied with current scientific findings and international standards, including the Canadian Standards Association’s CSA-Z412-00 (R2011): Guideline on Office Ergonomics. This eLearning course is designed so that participants can learn at their own pace in their own environment. By the end of this eLearning module, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the risks associated with computer work
- Explain the importance of varying your work posture
- Determine the key factors in maximizing your “comfort zone”
- Evaluate your office work environment
- Apply ergonomics strategies to the arrangement of your work environment
- Explain the importance of healthy computing habits, including rest breaks
eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office Workers. Published by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH): www.iwh.on.ca. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 international License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This program can be used and shared as long as IWH is credited as the source, the tool is not modified, and the tool is used for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to modify and/or use the tool for commercial purposes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fatigue Awareness Classroom Training Program
Continuing Education Credits: N/A
Being tired is a fact of life for many people in the workplace. Fatigue affects a person mentally and physically. Not getting enough sleep is usually the cause and sleepiness is a major, and potentially dangerous, effect. Since fatigue increases the chances of making errors at work, it is a workplace health and safety risk.
Factors such as extra-long commutes adding hours to the workday, shift work and seemingly 24/7 workplace contact due to mobile devices are adding ongoing workplace stress which can have a detrimental effect on sleep patterns and add to sleep deprivation.
This awareness course aims to provide a better understanding of fatigue and the importance of sleep. Those who take the course will gain a comprehensive perspective on the risks associated with fatigue and the intervention and prevention strategies that can be implemented. These range from self-assessment surveys or tools to enhance scheduling.
Prevention and reduction of fatigue in Ontario workplaces will lead to:
- Improved health and safety outcomes
- Reduction in workplace incidents and injuries
- Reductions in absenteeism and staff turnovers, and
- Improved performance and productivity