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preventing injury in the workplace

 

Distribute credible information on your workplace wellness bulletin boards, e-blasts or intranet such as:

Host a Lunch & Learn or an education session. Contact cdip@wechu.org call 519-258-2146 ext. 3200 for a list of possible speakers.

Host an archived Healthy at Work webinar from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit:

Have employees complete an Office Workstation Checklist from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and implement appropriate changes.

Provide adjustable work stations to prevent poor posture and strain.

Rotate workers through several jobs with different physical demands to reduce stress on the body.

Provide funds for employees to purchase appropriate and supportive footwear.

Use of signs, warnings, barricades, non-slip mats, or non-slip strips or surfaces when a risk has been identified. 

For outdoor workers, provide broad brimmed hats, long sleeve shirts, long pants, UV protective eyewear and sunscreen. 

When possible, adjust work schedules to limit time in the sun between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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