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International RSI Awareness Day 2018

Posted in: News & Announcements,Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on February 28, 2018

Over 2.3 million Canadian adults are diagnosed and learning to cope with repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) each year and this number is increasing steadily. The impact of these injuries and disorders, not only on the individuals involved but on our society as a whole is enormous, which is why the last day of February has been recognized as International RSI Awareness Day. These injuries and disorders can be crippling, seriously affecting the ability to work or even perform daily activities. They often develop slowly, over time and although there is some discussion about the direct cause, it is generally accepted that work-related activities can be a contributing factor to the onset, severity, and location of an RSI or MSD. The overuse of muscles in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, and back are linked to RSI symptoms. The use of vibrating tools, forceful movements, repetitive actions […]

Warmest Wishes this Holiday Season!

Posted in: Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on December 24, 2015

And so it is Christmas… a festive time for presents and parties, for connecting and catching up, for good food with good friends and family; it is also a time for giving and sharing, a time for thinking of others and of those less fortunate, a time to be grateful for all that we have and a time to reflect on all we have done throughout the year. BCL Consulting is pleased to continue to provide support to our community through service, volunteer and participation initiatives at Christmas and throughout the year. We are proud to continue our service work in the community this time of year by participating in the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign in Calgary, and sponsoring families through the Christmas Bureau Hamper in Edmonton. Beyond Christmas, our staff is involved with Meals on Wheels in Calgary and Sherwood Park on weekly basis, helping deliver meals to […]

April 28th – National Day of Mourning

Posted in: Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on April 24, 2015

As I was thinking about writing this post, news reports and tweets were coming in about two industrial accidents. One in Edmonton, where a man still remains in critical condition in hospital after being buried under a dumptruck full of gravel and sand, and another in Toronto, where a construction worker died after falling from the third floor of tower under construction in the downtown area. Sadly, this last accident was the third industrial death in Ontario in a little over a month. April 28th marks The National Day of Mourning in Canada, a day of remembrance that was officially recognized by the Canadian government in 1991 — a time to acknowledge the people who lost their lives or were injured on the job. Since 1991, The Day of Mourning has spread to about 80 countries and has been adopted by the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour and Congress of […]

International RSI Awareness Day – February 28, 2015

Posted in: Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on February 26, 2015

Over 2 million Canadian adults are diagnosed and learning to cope with repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) each year and this number is increasing steadily. The impact of these injuries and disorders, not only on the individuals involved, but on our society as a whole is enormous, which is why the last day of February has been recognized as International RSI Awareness Day. These injuries and disorders can be crippling, seriously affecting the ability to work or even perform daily activities. They often develop slowly, over time and although there is some discussion about the direct cause, it is accepted that work-related activities can be a contributing factor to the onset, severity and location of an RSI or MSD. As such, the number of acceptable WCB claims in Alberta for RSIs has been rising, especially within office workplaces, where an increased use of computers, keyboards, mouses and […]

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