How and Why to Develop a Mental Health Policy in Your Organization

Mental HealthWorkplace Health

Several years ago I was working with a midsize organization in British Columbia to help them to improve mental health absences. They noticed that despite the mental health policy they believed to have in...

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One More Reason to be a Proud Canadian: Our Psychological Health and Safety Standard

Mental HealthPreventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

If there aren’t already enough of them, here’s one more reason to be a proud Canadian… Canada is a world leader in prioritizing the psychological safety of workers.  We were pretty sure that the...

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Why you should adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Mental HealthPreventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

If you haven’t adopted the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (The Standard), this new research may nudge you towards doing so. The Ipsos Poll Results A recent...

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An Employer’s Role in Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 2.3 million workers report having repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), which limits their ability to perform daily activities, annually. That translates to roughly 1 in every 10 Canadian workers....

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TMI – How to Prevent Receiving More Health Information Than You Can Handle 

Physical HealthWorkplace Health

Who can resist smiling at the scene of a child holding his hands over his ears and shouting “la-la-la-la-la—I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you?”  We can all relate to the uncomfortable feeling...

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When is the Right Time for an Employee to Return to Work After an Absence?

Workplace Health

Sometimes it is necessary for an employee to leave the workplace due to a sickness or an injury.  I say sometimes, because leaving the workplace isn’t always the best solution.  Adjusting the work role,...

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4 Ways to Recognize Mental Illness in Your Workplace

Preventative Disability Management

Supervisors have a tough job; it is a big responsibility to look after a team.  Managing workflow and outcomes is hard enough, but supervisors are also tasked with recognizing and responding to mental health...

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How to Build an Effective Workplace Wellness Program

Preventative Disability ManagementWorkplace Health

Wellness used to be a word associated with services that made a person feel good, and a Workplace Wellness Program used to be a soft, mushy, nice-to-have addition typically aimed at changing or supporting...

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