Hazards at the workplace vary according to the environments—office employees could develop back problems over prolonged periods of sitting on chairs that are not ergonomic. On the hand, employees may be exposed to risks of developing respiratory issues or worse, suffering burns in environments that involve working with chemicals.
Mental health issues are as real as physical injuries. However, their seriousness is greatly undermined by the society due to the lack of physical symptoms. In fact, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has reported that one in every five Canadians face mental health issues. These issues have a disabling impact on people and greatly
In 2017, there were 951 recorded fatalities due to work-related incidents in Canada, an increase of 46 from the previous year’s figures. Most incidents that occur in workplaces are preventable to some extent. If the top management of a company is determined to take care of its employees, it needs to introduce mandatory workplace safety courses.
Jobs in the construction business are one of the most dangerous in the world. In 2015 alone, 37% of total fatalities to workers were due to falls from heights in the construction sector of Canada. Although this number dropped to 30% in 2016, if you’re in the construction business you have every reason to be worried for
No matter how many safety precautions you take accidents are bound to happen. One day, you may be chatting away with your colleague when they suddenly begin to sweat profusely and collapse on the floor. What do you do?
Confined spaces such as coal mines, water supply towers, sewers, boilers, aircraft wings, etc. require individuals to meet a standard health condition. Workspaces such as these are hazardous; any incident in these can be fatal.
Most professionals do not undergo first aid or emergency response training because they think it’s unnecessary and time-consuming. What most employers do not see is that first aid training in the workspace is a long-term investment into the health and safety of employees. According to a report by WHO, “there has been a conspicuous lack
Workplace emergencies are unpredicted and can cost the company in manpower and resources. Every company should be capable enough to manage and respond to these emergencies in an effective manner. A well thought out emergency plan is essential to safeguard your workplace.
As a first aid provider on the scene of a workplace accident, your assistance can save the lives of your colleagues. Moreover, if you choose to become a first aider, you can also develop critical thinking skills. These skills will be beneficial for you as an individual and the company you’re working for.