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Workplace Tools & Resources 

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Healthy Workplace Tools 

The WorkBC Employer's Toolkit: Healthy Work Environments - This booklet offers practical information on occupational health and safety, health promotion and organization health.
How to Choose Well - An Employer's Guide - A downloadable PDF guide for employers to help their employees choose healthier lifestyles.
Podcasts on Healthy Workplaces - Podcasts vary on topics of sleep health, smoking cessation, preventing injuries, working in extreme weather and more. 

Injury Prevention Information 

Whiplash Prevention Site - Provides employers and fleet managers a database of vehicles to search for head restraint safety and green ratings.
Back at Work - This WorkSafeBC site provides information to help you deal with back pain and how to return to work.
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.
Health & Safety Smart Planner - a software tool designed to calculate the costs and benefits of workplace health and safety initiatives.

Workplace Mental Health Tools  

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.
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.
Mental Health in the Workplace - The Mental Health Works webinar explores mental health issues at work, and training managers communication skills and the importance of mentally healthy workplaces.
Mental Health Works - Initiative by Canadian Mental Health Association that focuses on mental health in the workplace.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Provides a free podcast on the expanding impact mental health problems have on the workplace.
Healthy Minds @ Work - Information to help workplaces effectively address mental health issues with the aim of improving workplace mental health for all. Information by CCOHS.
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.  
MindTools Videos - Learn more about personal goal setting, brainstorming, overcoming procrastination and building self-confidence at work with these great videos from MindTools.

Government Resources 

BC Due Diligence Checklist  - The following checklist is intended to help employers determine if they have sufficient documentation of an effective OH&S program.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety information (CCOHS) - provides tools, resources and services for all workers and employers in Canada. 
WorkBC - A website with resources for employers and employees in BC 
Health, Work and Wellbeing Resources - Health, Work and Well-being is an initiative which promotes the positive links between health and work and aims to help more people with health conditions to find and stay in employment. 
Health Canada: Occupational Health and Safety - Health Canada's comprehensive guide to occupational health and safety in the workplace.
Active Living at Work - Public Health Agency of Canada provides healthy workplace case studies, tools and information to organizations.


Institute for Work & Health - The Institute aims to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. We conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.
The Canada Safety Council - Provides public awareness campaigns, publications, and training to consumers and professionals.
Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work (CCHALW) - The CCHALW contributes to the advancement of health and active living at work by providing resources, tools and expertise to active living and health. professionals in Canadian workplaces.
Mental Health Works - Mental Health Works is a nationally available program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace.
Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee - Their aim is to enhance and ensure the health, productivity and sustainability of Canadian workers and workplaces.
Institute of Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) - IHPM aims to establish the full value of employee health as a business asset – as human capital -- and an investment in corporate performance.
WorkSafeBC - Provides resources and information on work and health safety, including: regulations, insurance claims and best practices.
Partnership for Workplace Mental Health - The Partnership works with businesses to ensure that employees and their family members living with mental illness, including substance abuse disorders receive effective care.
ACEOM Health and Productivity Management Center (HPM) - Workplace-related educational courses, webinars, and toolkits.


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

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