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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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How to Protect Your Eyes at Work

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According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 700 Canadian workers experience work-related eye injuries each day. These injuries can stem from a variety of hazards—including projectiles (e.g., dust, metal or wood), chemicals, radiation, blood-borne pathogens and even electronic devices. Nevertheless, eye doctors confirm that utilizing proper safety precautions can help prevent or reduce the severity of 90 per …

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Beware of These COVID-19-related Cyber Scams

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There are always opportunists who will act quickly to exploit a major event for their own gain while threatening the safety of others. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different, with cyber criminals aiming to take advantage of the confusion, distraction and large-scale shift to remote work resulting from the pandemic. The most common COVID-19-related cyber scams include the following: Phishing …

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How to Improve Relationships in the Workplace

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Full-time employees often spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their families, making workplace relationships a vital part of an employee’s mental health. Fortunately, there are ways you can facilitate positive employee interaction and team bonding. In doing so, you stand to benefit from happier, more productive and more loyal employees who genuinely care about the impact …


Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are currently staying open as essential businesses—for organizations that are not open, many plan to welcome back employees shortly. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that face coverings should be worn in public, including places of employment. There are many questions about the differences between masks and face coverings, and which is appropriate …

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Remote Work Cyber Security

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The recent significant increase in employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it an increased risk of cyber security threats. Cyber criminals are well aware that IT departments and cyber security groups are stretched thin during the pandemic, making them more exposed to attacks. In fact, according to a recent survey, one organization saw …


Using Commuter Benefits to Improve Morale and Retain Employees

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When working to improve an organization’s culture, the obvious place to look for improvements is inside the walls of the organization itself through methods such as offering flextime, work gatherings with food and drink, and comfier workspaces. However, an employee’s first impression of an organization starts before they’ve ever set foot inside the building. Commuting to work can be an …

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Effective Use of Fire Extinguishers

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Fire extinguishers are useful in preventing small fires from becoming larger and more threatening to you and those around you. In order to safely and successfully eliminate a fire with an extinguisher, there are a few tips and procedures you should follow.   Use the PASS Method The PASS method is the safest and most effective way to use a …

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Cyber Security Tips for Employees

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Cyber safety isn’t just a job for your IT department or contractor. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become far more common and far more costly in recent years. Protect yourself and your organization by remembering these tips: Don’t go phishing — Phishing emails are often sent from an address that looks like it can be trusted or like it is …

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Preparing Job Sites for Severe Weather

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Severe weather conditions can be detrimental to job sites, putting unintended strain on your business. While there’s no way to completely guarantee your job site is protected from the elements, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the risks posed by extreme weather events. Securing Your Job Site While each job site is different and requires unique planning …