Ergonomics

How to Avoid Ergonomic Injuries in the Workplace

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Did you know that October was  “Global Ergonomics Month”? That makes it a great time to get educated on ergonomic-related hazards that can cause musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time, often causing debilitating pain. If you’re a business owner, these ergonomic issues can mean increased time missed by your employees and reduced productivity. Top Causes of …

home chemicals

Are You Protected Against Household Chemical Dangers?

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Though you may think that your family is protected against household chemical dangers, accidents can still occur. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an average of three children (ages 14 and younger) die each year due to unintentional poisoning and another 900 are hospitalized with serious injuries. Which Chemicals Are Most Hazardous? Here’s a description of …

Positive Thinking

4 Steps to Turn a Bad Day into a Great One

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Life is full of unexpected frustrations. Running late, spilling coffee on yourself or getting into an argument can start your day off on the wrong foot. The good news is that, to a certain extent, you can control your mood and prevent these obstacles from ruining your entire day. Benefits of Keeping Positive The most important thing you can do …

Change Air Filter

Is the Air in Your Home Safe?

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Your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system maintains the air quality of your home. However, your HVAC system will only work properly if its air filter is regularly inspected and changed. As your HVAC system works to circulate the air in your home, its filter will remove dust and pollen particles from the air. According to Energy Star, …

sleep

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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A poor night’s sleep may not only affect your productivity at work—it can also have adverse health effects. Although the average recommended amount of sleep is between seven and nine hours per night, the average worker gets six hours and 28 minutes of sleep, according to a recent study of 1,060 participants. What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep? …

Standing Desk

Sedentary Working Is a Top Health Risk

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Sedentary working is a new top health risk that is getting increased attention from health and safety professionals. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body’s ability to break down body fat and regulate blood sugar and blood pressure. However, more research is needed in order to clear up some confusion over how employers …

Cold or Flu

5 Simple Ways to Prevent the Flu this Winter

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Approximately 10 per cent of Canadians are affected by the flu (influenza) each year. Most people recover within seven to 10 days if they are generally healthy. However, the flu can be life-threatening for the elderly, young children and people with chronic illnesses. First, it’s important to know if you actually have the flu. Is it the flu, or just …

Oral Health

How Oral Health Affects Your Overall Health

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Poor oral health doesn’t just cause cavities—it can also cause more serious health problems, including the following: Cardiovascular disease—Bacteria from gum inflammation and periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, causing plaque in the inner walls of the arteries. This increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Dementia—Bacteria from gingivitis may enter the brain through …

Workplace stress

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Workplace Stress

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According to the most recent data from the General Social Survey (GSS), more than 1 in 4 Canadians described their work lives as highly stressful. Pressures of long working hours and low job security can be felt in many workplaces. And although dealing with workplace stress is a normal part of everyday life, it is important to be on the lookout …