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How to Drive Safely in Fog

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More than 38,000 vehicle crashes occur in fog each year. Fog is most likely to occur at night or in the early morning, when the daily temperature is at its lowest. As with all adverse weather conditions, driving slowly and increasing your following distance will help you react safely and quickly to w­­­­­­­­­­­­­hatever comes your way. Additionally, consider these safe …

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Preventing Overexertion at Work

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According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, overexertion is the third-leading cause of injury in Canada—with around 47,000 overexertion injuries leading to lost time claims in 2018. These injuries can happen in the workplace when you push your body beyond its physical limits during a task. Overexertion injuries are typically caused by one of these activities: Physical …

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10 Tips to Maximize Productivity While Working Remotely

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stigma associated with working remotely has disappeared. And, as the pandemic continues, working from home is likely to stick around. If you haven’t already, it’s important to assess how you’re doing working from home and whether you need to make adjustments. Distractions are all around, regardless of whether you are in the …

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Combating Pandemic Fatigue

Anthea Healthy Living

An unintentional phenomenon is on the rise—pandemic fatigue. People are tired of staying at home. People want to be the social creatures they inherently are. People want their “normal” back. This collective fatigue is making some people—consciously or unconsciously—disregard pandemic guidance such as social distancing and mask wearing. Others may be reaching a mental health breaking point. Recent data from …

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Choosing an Effective Hand Sanitizer

Anthea Healthy Living

Hand hygiene is an important response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends washing hands with soap and water. If those aren’t available, using a hand sanitizer can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Even if hand sanitizer is hard to locate, it is not recommended that people make their own product, as there’s …

How to Safely Use Video Conference Software

Anthea Business Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to rely on video conferencing technology to conduct meetings and stay connected. However, the increased use of video conferencing technology also means increased cyber risks. For example, cyberattackers who gain access to a conference room can: Listen in and gather confidential information to sell or exploit. Disrupt the meeting with inappropriate materials. Trick …

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Bridging the Gap Between Remote and On-site Employees

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As we look into what the workplace will look like post-coronavirus, the reality for many employers may involve supporting a geographically distant workforce. Some employees may be returning to an on-site work location, while others will be working remotely longer-term, or even permanently. Teams comprised of both remote and on-site employees may not only be the current reality—but the new …

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6 Tips for Fall Driving

Anthea Auto

Each season presents unique driving circumstances, and autumn is no different. Consider these driving tips to stay safe on the road this season: Be mindful of leaf piles. Leaves on the road can be dangerous. When leaves are wet, it can be comparable to driving on ice—so take it slow. Be careful on bridges. It’s important to reduce your speed …

Supporting Employees’ Caregiving Responsibilities Post-coronavirus

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, daycares and schools shut their doors. Months later, even as many child care centres reopen, many parents continue to juggle caregiving and work responsibilities. In fact, according to a recent survey, 60 per cent of parents report that they’ve had no outside help with child care during the pandemic. Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities …

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Managing Your Post-coronavirus Reputation

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There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disrupting businesses, both small and large, across the globe. Businesses have had to drastically adjust their operations. Once the threat of the coronavirus declines, your business may be ready to open up and return to normal operations. Whether your business had to close its doors or you had to set up …