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Safety First at the Office

YYou don’t often think about an office as an unsafe place to work but the reality is that there are lots of accidents waiting to happen right there in your cubicle or office suite. The most common type of accident involves slips, trips or falls, usually because electrical cords are placed in an unsafe manner in the office, but according to safety experts there are some other real hazards in an office environment. Here are some of the most common causes of accidents and injuries.

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Two Key Issues in Employment Law
Employment law is not the favourite topic for most managers or Human Resource professionals, but it is an area that we ignore at our peril.


Attributes CFOs and Workers Value Most
When it comes to the people who lead them, Canadian professionals place a greater emphasis on personal qualities than a hard-driving business edge.


30% of Canadians Go to Work Tired
Lack of sleep and poor-quality sleep have consequences not only for workplace safety but also for the general wellness, and performance and productivity of employees.





    

Mental Health, Flex Work Key Topics Discussed at Meeting of Labour Ministers

Strengthened CPP for a More Secure Retirement, Better Quality of Life for Middle Class

Benefits of Employer-Sponsored Specialty Medications Extend Beyond the Workplace

Unmet Mental Health Care Needs Costing Canadian Economy Billions

Canadian CFOs Reveal Hiring Plans for Next Six Months

Majority of Canadians Would Work for Government, Survey

Average Canadian Starting Salaries to Rise 3.1% in 2017



 

    News

AB: Province Committed to Protecting At-risk Workers

AB: HRIA Releases HR Trends Reports

ON: Decisive Action Needed to Eliminate Ontario's Gender Wage Gap: Steelworkers

ON: WSIB Announces First Premium Rate Reduction Since 2001

NB: Consultation Announced on Minimum Wage and Employment Standards

NS: Province Launches New Employment Services Network Across Nova Scotia

This Month
viewpoints
Time to Refocus on Workplace Violence and Harassment
It’s time for all employers to take another look at your workplace policies and procedures when it comes to violence and harassment at work.

features
Look Out Below: Safety First at the Office
You don’t often think about an office as an unsafe place to work but the reality is that there are lots of accidents waiting to happen right there in your cubicle or office suite.
Two Key Issues in Employment Law
Employment law is not the favourite topic for most managers or Human Resource professionals, but it is an area that we ignore at our peril.


law
Former CEO Awarded Over $300,000 in Unpaid Bonus
The CEO was not constructively dismissed but he was entitled to profits from the sale of land, the judge ruled.
Care Attendant Fired for Being Drunk Gets Reinstated
The woman was an alcoholic and had a relapse deserving of accommodation, the arbitrator found.
Temporary Labourer Was Terminated for Failing to Report to Work
The man wasn’t discriminated against based on disability because the employer didn’t know he had been hurt.

strategies
Survey Reveals the Attributes CFOs and Workers Value Most
When it comes to the people who lead them, Canadian professionals place a greater emphasis on personal qualities than a hard-driving business edge.
Recent Declines in Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Mask Underlying Trends
while Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program population has declined in recent years, Canada’s overall foreign worker population is rising and may continue to increase.

Shop Talk
You're Ready For Your Video Interview. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Video interviewing is here to stay. Love it or loathe it we’ve all got to get better at it.
Almost 30% of Canadians Go to Work Feeling Tired
Lack of sleep and poor-quality sleep have consequences not only for workplace safety but also for the general wellness, performance and productivity of employees across industries and professions.



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