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Workplace Tools & Resources

Healthy Workplace | Injury Prevention Information | Workplace Mental Health Tools | Government Resources | Organizations | Magazines

Healthy Workplace Tools 

Injury Prevention Information 

  • Research to Reality - A series of Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety reports, with research updates on topics such as 'new promise for injury prevention', 'ergonomic interventions', 'slips and falls', 'ladder safety', and 'obesity in the workplace'
  • Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Sponsored by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, this website provides academic research resources on ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
  • Back at Work - This WorkSafeBC site provides information to help you deal with back pain and how to return to work.
  • Whiplash Prevention Site - Provides employers and fleet managers a database of vehicles to search for head restraint safety and green ratings. Created by the Whiplash Prevention Campaign.

Workplace Mental Health Tools  

  • Mental Health Works - Initiative by Canadian Mental Health Association that focuses on mental health in the workplace.
  • Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers - This is an interactive online guide for to help employers create psychologically healthy workplaces. Created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
  • Healthy Minds @ Work - Information to help workplaces effectively address mental health issues with the aim of improving workplace mental health for all. Information by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Guarding Minds @ Work - Guarding Minds @ Work is a free, evidence-based strategy that helps employers protect and promote psychological safety and health in their workplace.  Produced by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Antidepressant Skills at Work: Self-Care Guide - This manual is intended to assist employees experiencing low mood or depression, and is based on evidence-based principles and practices relating to depression and chronic disease management. Produced by Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services.
  • Podcast -  on the expanding impact mental health problems have on the workplace, from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. 
  • Webinar - Mental Health in the Workplace - This Mental Health Works webinar explores mental health issues at work, and training managers in communication skills and the importance of mentally healthy workplaces.
  • Videos connected to mental health -  Learn more about personal goal setting, brainstorming, overcoming procrastination and building self-confidence at work with these great videos from MindTools.

Government Resources 

Organizations 

  • Institute for Work & Health - The Institute aims to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. They conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.
  • Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) -  Conducts scientific research and disseminates knowledge, toward the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational diseases and the rehabilitation of affected workers.
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) - Promotes the physical, psychosocial and mental health of working Canadians. They offer a range of workplace health and safety services to help organizations raise awareness, assess risks, implement prevention programs, and improve health, safety and well-being.
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) -  MHCC is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues.
  • CDC-NIOSH Total Worker Health - is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. TWH is part of the US government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 

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Magazines 

  • BenefitsCanada: Working Well - Working Well provides information and ideas that helps managers and hr professionals create healthier working environments.

 

Healthy Workplace Research

Modifiable workplace risk factors contributing to workplace absence across health conditions: A stakeholder-centered best-evidence synthesis of systematic reviews.  Open Access.   WORK Journal, 2013.

 

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