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

Mental Health · Preventative Disability Management · Workplace 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 Health · Preventative Disability Management · Workplace 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 Management · Workplace 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 Health · Workplace 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 Management · Workplace 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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Vacation Shaming: STOP IT

Preventative Disability Management · Workplace Health

Recently I found myself apologizing to a colleague because I was planning to take a week of holiday.  I had returned from a holiday not long before, and I felt embarrassed about being away...

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How to Keep Your Older Workers Safe and Healthy: A Message to Leaders!

Workplace Health

It is no secret that changing demographics means that many companies have more older workers than they did before. However, it can be more challenging, and a whole other conversation, to keep older workers healthy...

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Communication is Key During an Employee’s Sick Leave

Disability Management · Workplace Health

It can be difficult for an employer to balance the responsibilities and interests when managing an employee who is on sick leave. However, knowing the right questions to ask, can really help to facilitate...

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Employee Return To Work – An Employer’s Perspective

Preventative Disability Management · Workplace Health

The majority of work disability absences resolve with employees returning to work successfully.  However, some situations can be more complex and require careful planning and support for the employee and the employer, for there...

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Why Aren’t Your Wellness Programs Working?

Preventative Disability Management · Workplace Health

You have offered some wonderful wellness programs that you know have worked well for other companies, or maybe even have been published to show a solid return to investment. You did your part to...

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The Components of a Mentally Healthy Workplace; An Integrated Approach

Mental Health · Workplace Health

You have decided to develop a strategy in your workplace specific to mental health.  Congratulations! That is an important decision and one that is likely to benefit your organization and the individuals who are...

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Is Peer Support Program Right For Your Workplace?

Preventative Disability Management · Mental Health

When a union is a workplace stakeholder, opportunities for creative health protection programs can improve, especially when the union plays a key role in the employee’s work life. What is a Peer Support Program?...

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