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Benefits of Employee Group Benefits Plans

An employer's business is only as good as its employees. As such, to retain employees and keep them engaged, healthy, and feeling appreciated, it's important to offer a comprehensive benefits program.

Let's talk about Seasonal Affective Disorder - Bell Let's Talk

It is estimated that between 2 and 6 per cent of Canadians suffer from SAD, with nearly 75 per cent of those affected being women, mostly in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Though SAD is most common during these ages, it can also occur in children, adolescents and the elderly.

Federal Data Breach Regulations Take Effect Nov. 1, 2018

In order to avoid fines and penalties, organizations will need to understand PIPEDA and its basic requirements.

Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place

The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs.

Don't Get Ticked Off: Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease can be transmitted to humans if they are bitten by a tick that has previously fed off an infected animal.

CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment

With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage.

Ontario Workplace Health and Safety Records Now Available Online

WISB recently launched a new online tool to make health and safety a matter of public record. Compass lets Ontarians find and compare health and safety statistics for businesses across Ontario.

Here are the highlights from Canada's 2018 Federal Budget

Overall, the budget aims to narrow the deficit to $18.1 billion; however, there is no target date for a return to balance.

The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying

Almost 40% of workers report having been bullied. Bullying can cause emotional and physical damage to employees; such damage often includes feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018

As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.

Health Effects of Working in the Cold

Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.

Transport Canada Mandates Two New Safety Devices

The government hopes these technologies—electronic stability controls and electronic logging devices (ELDs)—will improve road safety and create a more level playing field in terms of compliance.

Social Host Liquor Liability - Holiday Parties

A social host may be held responsible for the acts of their guests if their conduct creates or exacerbates a risk to the public.

Winter Weather Preparedness Checklist for your Business

Severe winter weather can lead to property damage, employee illness or injury, and possible business closures.

November is Fall Prevention Month

Approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and it's critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe.

Keeping Drivers Safe During Rest Stops

Gas stations and truck stops are a popular target for criminals, and it’s important to do the following in order to safeguard your drivers and cargo

5 Ways to Eat Healthier At Work

Good nutrition is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and eating healthier can increase your productivity, lower the number of sick days you take and reduce your risk of being in an on-the-job accident.

Benefits of Creating Accessible Workplaces

Recruiting and retaining skilled talent can be a challenge for businesses across Ontario - especially as markets are faced with an aging workforce and a lack of young talent.

Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees

While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.

6 Simple First-Aid Tips That Could Save a Co-Worker's Life

Ensure that you can help your co-worker during these six first-aid emergencies.