Tag:

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Importance of Proper Lighting
When working in the manufacturing industry, proper shop lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures:
Noise: The Not-So-Silent Workplace Hazard
Excessive workplace noise can cause hearing damage that is disabling and often permanent.
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.
Prevent Text Neck
According to a recent report from The Spine Journal, surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with text neck - upper back and neck pain related to poor posture when using mobile devices.
Get The Facts About Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is widespread across Canada, but the highest risk of exposure is in wooded areas during spring and summer months.
6 Steps for Building a Successful Emergency Response Plan
Emergencies of all kinds can have a significant impact on the workplace and can harm the health of your employees and property. Specifically, things like fires, explosions, medical emergencies, earthquakes, power failures, and chemical spills can occur without warning, potentially costing organizations time and money.
Do Your Part to Keep Your Workplace Safe
Preventing injury and illness on the job is something all employees should take seriously. The health of workers and their families is at stake.
5 Ways to Prevent Digital Overload
The near-constant access to digital technology can be stress inducing, which could negatively impact your mental well-being. To ensure that you avoid digital overload, considering adopting these five beneficial practices.
Children's Health: Encourage Nutritious Eating for Nutrition Month
We all know that kids eat what is available. Because adults usually decide what food kids will eat, it's important to help them form healthy habits now to maintain a healthy weight and avoid future health problems. Small changes in the following key areas can make a huge difference.
Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace
According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) study, smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion per year in health care costs and lost productivity. Furthermore, the number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030.
13 Wellness Initiatives to Promote Mental Health in the Workplace
Mental health is a state of well-being in which a person can cope with the normal stresses of life, be productive and contribute to the community. Good mental health is essential for functioning well as an individual and as part of a community. Addressing mental health and physical health together is key to overall health and wellness.