When people think about occupational health and safety, they tend to think about industrial workplaces, littered with warning signs about hardhats, harnesses, steel-toe boots, and hazmat suits. But in quieter corners of the workforce, where the buzz of band saws is otherworldly compared to the hum of Hewlett Packards and the clatter of hammers is replaced by the tapping of keyboards, dangers – not to mention occupational health and safety violations – lurk. And not just in the form of psychological health and safety. The following is a top 10 list of the most commonly overlooked office safety hazards that every employer would do well to investigate. Read more
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Summer isn’t over yet! In fact, this year, the official first day of fall is September 22. There is still the potential for another heat wave – and maybe even an Indian summer later this year in some parts of the country. *COUGH* Ontario *COUGH*. Remember: safety first. But what’s the best way to stay safe? We asked our resident health and safety expert, Jason Berman, Adecco Canada’s National Manager of Workers’ Compensation, Safety & Compliance, to provide you with some summer safety tips guaranteed to ensure continued fun in the sun! Read more
It’s time to get ready for beach season, but what if you’re simply too worn out at the end of the day to hit the gym? Of course, staying in shape isn’t just about looking good for a few months every year. In fact, the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology recommends that adults ages 18 to 64 get a total of 150 minutes worth of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise every week in 10-minute bouts, and to work out bones and muscles at least twice a week. That would be easy if you could exercise at work, but how are you supposed to do that?
The truth is, exercising at work may seem like a stretch (pun intended), but it is possible to fit in some easy-to-do activities that, over time, could have an immense impact on your health, quality of life, and how you perform in your job. In fact, that’s why it’s also important that, as an employer, you go a step further and promote fitness at work. Read more