How and Why to Develop a Mental Health Policy in Your Organization

Several years ago I was working with a midsize organization in British Columbia to help them to improve mental health absences. They noticed that despite the mental health policy they believed to have in place, they were losing employees to mental health disability leaves, and they didn’t seem to… Read More

One More Reason to be a Proud Canadian: Our Psychological Health and Safety Standard

If there aren’t already enough of them, here’s one more reason to be a proud Canadian… Canada is a world leader in prioritizing the psychological safety of workers.  We were pretty sure that the development and implementation of the first ever National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health… Read More

Why you should adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

If you haven’t adopted the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (The Standard), this new research may nudge you towards doing so. The Ipsos Poll Results A recent Ipsos research project that included more than 5000 Canadian workers, shows that Canadian workplaces… Read More

An Employer’s Role in Preventing Repetitive Strain Injuries

According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 2.3 million workers report having repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), which limits their ability to perform daily activities, annually. That translates to roughly 1 in every 10 Canadian workers. The estimated cost of loss of work for Canadians is between $24 million and $40 million… Read More

TMI – How to Prevent Receiving More Health Information Than You Can Handle 

Who can resist smiling at the scene of a child holding his hands over his ears and shouting “la-la-la-la-la—I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you?”  We can all relate to the uncomfortable feeling of knowing something that doesn’t feel right to know.  Perhaps our own experience is what fuels… Read More