Tag Archives: mental health

Christmas silly season increases business risks

Who are you killing just to hear the phrase – ‘We’re killing it!!’ 

You’d have to be Dr Seuss’ Grinch to hate Christmas. What could be better than a Christmas lunch, presents and the general excitement of the festive period? While Christmas is an exciting time of year, it can also be an exhausting and draining one for employees as consumer activity and workloads spike 15% or more. […]

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This workplace initiative helps men embrace wellness

A new health and safety initiative in Canada is targeted at men working in high-risk industries, helping them adopt wellness habits that translate into safer practices and more harmonious workplaces. Wellness is the next greatest thing in business, and it has a symbiotic relationship with WHS, or Work Health and Safety in general. With wellness being a […]

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New Safe Work Reports: Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

When thinking about workplace health and safety, what usually comes to mind are things like heavy machinery or complicated security protocols. Most people’s thoughts don’t immediately jump to mental health. Back in June, we made the case for why business managers should prioritise a more holistic approach to health and safety, and the advantages from both a wellness and a financial standpoint. […]

Today, don’t forget to ask #RUOK?

Since 2009, the RUOK?DAY movement has fast become one of the most recognisable movements of the modern era. When you consider just how far suicide prevention has come; from something rarely discussed, to a staple of the modern health conversation; it’s really quite remarkable just how influential movements like this really are. And so they should be. According […]

How making oil rig workers cry created an 84% reduction in incidents

In 1997, Shell began work on the world’s deepest offshore oil rig; Ursa. This monster of a project would cost $1.45 billion and stand 48 stories tall. The men who worked on this project were no strangers to workplace injuries and death; it had all become part of the job. If someone died, they were afforded […]

Why a mentally healthy workplace equals a profitable workplace

[The following article references data available on the Headsup website] If you ask somebody what types of things are involved in workplace health and safety, often one of the last things that comes to mind is mental health. Now if you think that mental health shouldn’t be something that business owners should have to worry […]

3 Ways to Boost Employee Wellbeing in your Workplace.

In safety terms, office workers are exposed to less risk than workers on a construction site or in a laboratory. But it would be a mistake to underestimate the physical and mental toll of working in an office. Office workers experience their own share of challenges, from back strain resulting from bad posture and too much […]

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today marks the UN World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The date of April 28 has long been associated with trade union campaigns to commemorate the victims of occupational accidents. The title of this year’s theme is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge. This theme was chosen because workplace stress is a global issue, […]

Not all safety hazards are created equal…

Work-related safety concerns come in two forms: physical and emotional. A comprehensive safety plan requires attention to both aspects of health and a framework for preventing and addressing grievances. Physical and environmental risks Pollutants and dangerous chemicals are a major occupational hazard that can have dire consequences if left unaddressed. Working in a potentially toxic environment carries risks of […]

Make Mental Health a Priority

This past Saturday, October 10, marked World Mental Health Day. What better time to remind ourselves how much mental health matters in a health and safety context? There are various steps you can take to make your workplace an example of both good safety and good health practices. Mental health is an undeniable part of a […]