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Free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces

Sign up today for a free webinar on the national standard for psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy estimated to be in excess of $50 billion annually. Mental health problems and … Continue reading »

Mental Health Awareness: Free Course

About one in five Canadians experience mental health issues at some point during their working years. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, it is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy … Continue reading »

CCOHS Technical Information Specialist presents Mental Health in the Workplace Resources at Upcoming Conference

Hamilton, ON (November 28, 2012)- Sandra Clark, Technical Specialist, Information Projects, at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, will be addressing an audience of transportation members at the Fleet Safety Council Conference in London, Ontario on December 5, 2012. Event: Fleet Safety Council Conference Presentation: Entering the Knowledge Zone: Mental Health @ Work Ms. Clark’s presentation … Continue reading »

Federal Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt to Attend National Health and Safety Conference

HAMILTON, ON (October 9, 2012) – With just over two weeks to go until its bi-annual conference, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announces that Federal Minister of Labour, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, will be attending the CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together, to be held October 29 and 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. … Continue reading »

Development of an Instrument for Evaluating the Factors Influencing Long-Term Sick Leave Attributable to Mental Health Problems

Abstract Mental health problems are increasing in companies. And even if we know better how to prevent them, little is being done to facilitate the return to work of affected people. A reduction in the symptoms associated with these disorders has no impact on a return to work, as indicated by recent studies. This tends … Continue reading »

NIOSH on Total Worker Health Program: work, family balance needed

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program this week published an article emphasizing the link between employer support for work and family balance and the reduction of safety health risks, recognizing employees’ need for quality and flexible childcare, particularly during the summer months.  The article is published within TWH™ in Action!, an … Continue reading »

First aid course created for mental health

Course interest forced Ottawa organizers to double size of program A new course is teaching people first aid skills to help those with mental health concerns and its popularity has staggered organizers. The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group provides a course training people how to recognize the symptoms of someone developing a mental illness and … Continue reading »

Forum IV Keynote Speaker to Address Bullying in the Workplace

International best selling author Barbara Coloroso will address bullying in the workplace as the keynote speaker for the national health and safety conference being hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together will take place October 29 to 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is the most dangerous … Continue reading »

Emotional Well-Being: The Focus During Mental Health Week

In Canada, mental health disorders in the workplace, cost Canadian companies nearly 14% of their net annual profits, and up to $16 billion annually*. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) stresses that mental health, safety and well-being are important issues Canadian workplaces need to address. “It’s important to include mental health as … Continue reading »

Professional Resources to Kick Off Mental Health Week May 7-13, 2012

Resources to help you understand and promote mental health in your workplace. The workplace can have a significant impact on individuals’ health, safety and overall well being. More than ever the traditional view of workplace health and safety has been replaced with a comprehensive approach to include the total well being and mental health of … Continue reading »

National Health and Safety Conference Program to Focus on Solutions for Worker Health, Safety and Well-Being

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) recently announced its program for their national health and safety conference, CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together, to be held October 29 to 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Forum brings together subject experts, workers, employers, and government representatives to share their collective knowledge and experience around the … Continue reading »

Creating a standard for psychological health

by  Cheryl A. Edwards A proposed CSA standard has been developed, setting out optimistic goals and processes for achieving “psychological health and safety” in the workplace. The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released the draft standard on Nov. 1, 2011 for a public consultation that ended on Jan. 6, 2012. The final standard, which is expected to … Continue reading »

National Health and Safety Conference Explores Solutions for Worker Health, Safety and Well-being

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced that it would host a national forum to discuss how workplaces can collaborate on integrated, comprehensive approaches to total health and wellness at work. CCOHS’ Forum IV: Better Together will be held October 29 to 30, 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CCOHS’ Forum IV brings together representatives from … Continue reading »

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