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Building the Skills to Prevent Illness and Injuries

A Unique Approach

The Occupational Health Centre (OHC) provides working people with a unique service.  We believe the best way to improve workplace health and safety is to provide people with the information and skills they need to address their health and safety concerns.

OHC’s  team of occupational health specialists work with joint health and safety committees or other workplace groups to identify and resolve specific problems.

Building on Your Strengths

We respect the knowledge and skills of the people who are in a workplace everyday.  You know your workplace best. Together, we can find the best solution.

We listen to what people tell us about their workplace.  Then we explore together what can be changed to make your workplace a healthier place to work.

OHC can help you:

  • Identify health and safety issues
  • Investigate workplace problems
  • Conduct workplace-based surveys
  • Find workable solutions
  • Organize educational sessions
  • Develop in-house training programs

Solutions for a Healthy Workplace

Our workplace service is prepared to work on any occupational health issue.  Recently, we have helped workers and employers address such concerns as:

  • Respectful Workplaces
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Noise Exposure
  • Indoor Air Quality

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Dec 1st OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation - Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Date:
Dec 01, 2020 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am

OHC Free Virtual Public Presentation – Remote Work and Mental Health: Harnessing Psychosocial Factors that Heal Rather than Fragment Workplaces

Presented by: Geoffrey Thompson, OHN, Occupational Health Centre

The year 2020 has brought with it a host of rapid, destabilizing changes to workplaces across Canada. Due to ongoing public health restrictions, many workplaces were forced to send many of their staff home to work remotely. The ramifications of these changes on workplace culture, productivity and well-being are only now beginning to be fully understood. Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increase in job-related social isolation, disengagement and mental illness and there appears to be no end in sight. What’s required is a careful, intentional joint assessment on the part of employers, workers and stakeholders to fully understand root causes and to acknowledge the degree to which each factor can be controlled. With knowledge comes empowerment and opportunities to learn and grow both personally and organizationally. Join us as we attempt to unravel the complicated web of concerns surrounding “remote work” and identify where we can target our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all workers.

In this session we will:

  • Dive into the myriad of challenges related to remote working in 2020 – the good, the bad, and the barely tolerable
  • Describe psychosocial factors that may contribute to negative outcomes associated with remote working especially those leading to poor mental health
  • Identify personal strategies that will help to reframe, rethink and react constructively during periods of crisis and sudden change
  • Build on group/organizational strategies that promote psychological support and compassion in the workplace

Register your attendance by Nov 27th, clicking this link: Register Dec 1st Session

The login information for the session will be sent out after your registration.