Bell Let’s Talk: Continuing the Conversation

Posted in: workplace wellness | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on January 25, 2017

The 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk day is January 25, 2017 and now, more than ever, education about and awareness of mental wellness is a vital part of any workplace. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative was launched in September 2010 with hopes of fostering a new approach not only to mental illness but mental health awareness. With the help of some high-profile Canadians lending their names and sharing their stories, Bell Let’s Talk day was developed to promote awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key areas: Fighting the Stigma – perhaps the biggest hurdle to mainstreaming the disease Improving Access to Care – making help easier to attain for those who need it Supporting Research – to develop improved treatments and cures Workplace Health – included as part of standard Occupational Health & Safety Statistics suggest that 1 in 5 Canadians will struggle with a mental illness […]

Winter Hazards: Slips and Falls in the Workplace

Posted in: Accident Prevention,Safety,Workplace | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on January 16, 2017

Even though it may feel like we have had our share of winter already this year, the fact is that there is plenty of winter weather ahead and countless days where winter safety needs to be a priority. Whether at home, at play or at work, slips and falls on ice and snow are the cause of injuries like: Twisted ankles and knees Sprained wrists and shoulders Strained backs and necks Broken bones Concussions Contusions and scrapes While some of these injuries may result in significant time loss from work, there can be additional impact on organizations, such as: Decreased productivity Increased replacement employee costs Increased overtime for existing employees And if the accident happens at work: Increased workers’ compensation costs Construction sites and outdoor work environments seem the most obvious applications for winter hazard safety strategies however, every employer is vulnerable to winter related accidents in the workplace and […]