The key to a successful business is not just clever strategies and effective management. As much as we attribute the success of a company to its top tier management and other stakeholders, the real heroes are always the employees.
Minor complications such as blurred vision or feeling faint might not ring warning bells when they occur in isolation, but a combination of these symptoms is alarming. These symptoms include blurred vision, light-headedness, and weakness—symptoms that point toward a drop in blood pressure. Many people also feel dizzy and drained when they have low blood
Sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) occur when an individual’s heart is unable to pump blood due to arrhythmia in the lower chamber of the heart. They can happen to anyone—no matter how young or old they are. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in such cases, time is of the essence. Therefore, knowing how to use
Around 900 workers in Canada die every year due to work-related incidents. Work-related injuries are also commonplace. More than 250,000 injuries are reported on an annual basis. One of the most common types of workplace injuries are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries of the muscles, joints, bones, and other associated tissues like ligaments and tendons.
Workers in the construction industry or industries involving use of heavy machinery, are exposed to loud noises for prolonged time periods. This can eventually take a toll on their physical and mental health. According to the Government of Canada’s 2018 Health Report, continued exposure to loud noises in the workplace can result in stress, anxiety,
Trauma isn’t just physical; it can be emotional as well. From debilitating life events that trigger PTSD to anxiety attacks, the psychological impacts of a traumatic incident make it difficult for affected people to go back to their regular lives. But with increasing awareness about mental health issues, many have begun to discuss the importance of
Your employees are crucial to the success of your business. But with 37,844 confirmed flu cases in Canada as of May 2019, it’s important to protect your employees from falling sick. Looking to protect your workplace from the virus? Here’s what you can do!
Mental disorders are extremely widespread across the world. In fact, one out of five people in Canada will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their life.
Dealing with medical emergencies can be quite scary. It can be even more frightening if you aren’t prepared and don’t know what you need to do. According to a recent survey by the Canadian Red Cross, 36% of Canadians reported they have no one living in their home that has been trained in first-aid. With
Many workers fear the risk of electrocution at work. Chances of getting electrocuted are higher at workplaces with heavy machinery, improper safety insulation from electric wires and lack of safety training. This puts more than 1 million Canadians that work at construction sites at risk every day.
Construction sites pose various safety hazards for on-site workers; some of which have proven to be fatal in the past few years. The Report on Work Fatality and Injury Rates, published in 2018, found that British Columbia ranks high in the list of provinces that suffered the highest work-related fatalities. BC saw 59 injury-related deaths in