Preventing Injury in the Workplace
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Distribute credible information on your workplace wellness bulletin boards, e-blasts or intranet such as:
- Various injury prevention posters and brochures from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
- Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention posters from MDSprevention.com
- Office Ergonomics handbook, apps, videos, and factsheets from the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
- Fall Prevention posters, brochures and factsheets from Finding Balance Ontario
- Slips, Trips and Falls posters or information sheets from Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
- Working in Cold Environments information from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety or Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
- Sun Safety posters and tip sheets from the Canadian Dermatology Association
- Sun Safety and Heat Stress posters, fact sheets, videos, and presentations from Sun Safety at Work
- Sun Awareness Week (early June) or Melanoma Awareness Month (May) social media and posters from the Save Your Skin Foundation
- Safe Winter Driving brochures and videos from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation
- National Teen Driver Safety Week (late October) social media messages or infographics from Parachute Canada
- Concussion information from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Rowan’s Law Concussion Safety information from the Government of Ontario
- Brain Injury Awareness Month (June) brochure and social media from Brain Injury Canada
Host a Lunch & Learn or an education session. Contact firstname.lastname@example.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.
Ergonomics Assessment Policy
Distracted Driving Policies & The Transportation Industry: A Business Case for Workplace Safety from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation
Sun Protection Policy from Sun Safety at Work.ca
Slips, Trips, Falls Prevention Policy