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>May 2016

Infographic: Sitting at Work

Sitting at Work Tips to download

Canadians are spending more time sitting at work in low activity jobs. Those who spend long periods in a seated position on the job are at risk for injury and a variety of adverse health effects, from muscle cramps, strains and fatigue to diabetes and heart problems.

A good sitting position at work can be achieved by focusing efforts on three areas: workplace design, job design, and training. Employers can also help greatly by introducing opportunities for regular physical activity throughout the day and making it part of how work is done every day. Share this infographic with tips to help get you out of your seat.

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Start the Conversation

Poor mental health not only hurts the individual, it also impacts an organization's bottom line and ability to thrive. Having the support of their workplace can make a world of difference for workers with mental health issues.

Watch the video and start the conversation. A few simple words can make a difference.

For more information and resources on mental health in the workplace, visit our Healthy Minds website.

Emotional Intelligence At Work

Emotional Intelligence At Work webpage

Missed our NAOSH Week webinar on emotional intelligence and how it relates to the workplace? The recorded session is now available for on-demand viewing anytime.

From a definition by Dr. Reuven Bar-On, emotional intelligence is "an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies, and skills that influence our ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures."

Through practical examples, certified experiential psychotherapist and emotional intelligence coach Sue Freeman outlines what emotional intelligence means for personal and professional growth, developing successful teams, and satisfying clients.

Watch the webinar now

CANWrite webpage

Canada's Top Youth Safety Video is...

Congratulations to the winners of our Focus on Safety National Youth Video Contest:

  • First place: Safe Work 2016
    • Sarah Mohammed and Rain Cahigas, Manitoba
  • Second place: Breakdown
    • Raagavi Ramenthiran, Jaclyn Chiu, Jessica Gu, and Morgan McKay, Ontario
  • Third place: Workplace Safety - It's Your Job
    • Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault, Saskatchewan

    Also voted Fan Favourite

This annual contest invites youth from across Canada to create an original video that illustrates the importance of workplace health and safety. The top video from each participating province and territory moves onto the National Youth Video Contest, where a judging panel selects the first, second and third place winners. The public also get their say by voting online for their Fan Favourite.

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Learn more about the Focus on Safety National Youth Video Contest

Poster Clearance Sale: Last Chance

Poster Clearance Sale: Last Chance webpage.

Get the word out about important health and safety messages by displaying eye-catching, full-colour CCOHS posters throughout your workplace. For a limited time, enjoy 60% off a great selection of some of our most popular posters. Sale ends May 31, 2016 or while supplies last.


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