The Neuroscience of MSI Injuries – The Link Between Psychosocial Risk Factors and Musculoskeletal Injury

Xanthia Coates Safety Leadership, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety and Health

Chronic stress is a lot like a motor that is revved too high for too long, and after a period of time, it can have a cascading effect on the body. Statistics provided by the Mental Health Commission of Canada show that one in five Canadians experience a mental health problem or illness each year, with stress and trauma sited …

Workplace Happiness as a Leading Indicator?

Xanthia Coates Safety Leadership, Safety Training, Workplace Safety and Health

  In safety management, leading indicators are highly valuable predictors of future losses to people, property, process and the environment. They are early warning signs of potential safety management system failures and give organizations the opportunity to identify and control deficiencies before they result in incidents. Typical examples of leading indicators include: hazard and near-miss reporting; the amount of time …

The Business Case for Workplace Happiness

Joelle McMillan 1Life News, Safety Leadership, Workplace Safety and Health

Scientific studies show that productivity, creativity, and profits directly correlate to the level of well-being experienced by employees in an organization. A Health Canada study showed that a stressful work culture creates three times the risk of heart attacks, two to three times the mental health problems and two times the number of conflicts. A study by Eastern Kentucky University …