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Smartphone Ergonomics 101: A Guide to Preventing Injuries for a Healthier You

February 12th, 2024|

In our fast-paced digital age, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. From work to entertainment, we rely on these devices for almost everything. However, with increased usage comes the risk of various injuries such as tech neck, trigger thumb, and digital eye strain. To ensure your well-being, it's crucial to adopt simple yet effective ergonomic practices. In this blog post, we'll explore how you can enhance your smartphone ergonomics to avoid common injuries and promote a healthier lifestyle. Take Regular Breaks: One fundamental rule for maintaining smartphone ergonomics is to take regular breaks. Aim for a pause every 5-15 minutes of smartphone use. Setting up alerts on your phone can help you track your usage and [...]

Ontario’s New Silica Control Tool

February 12th, 2024|

Silica stands out as a prevalent hazard across worksites in numerous major industries, such as construction, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, and metalworking. Beyond its widespread presence, respirable silica dust, finely particulate, has the ability to infiltrate the gas-exchange region of the lungs, known as the alveoli. This intrusion results in lung damage and the formation of scar tissue. Consequently, individuals exposed to airborne respirable silica face an elevated risk of developing various lung diseases, including silicosis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis, emphysema). Moreover, silica exposure has been linked to conditions such as esophageal cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary fibrosis, among others. Whether arising from short-term high exposures or long-term repeated [...]

Ontario has updated various crane-related provisions in 2024

February 12th, 2024|

Legislative Updates effective January 2024 Ontario has updated various crane-related provisions of O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) to improve crane safety on construction sites. Other requirements, including those that may require equipment upgrades, will come into force on January 1, 2025, to provide stakeholders with additional time to comply. Changes to O. Reg. 420/21 (Notices and Reports under Sections 51 to 53.1 of the Act - Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents) have also been approved. The amendments will add a new requirement for the ministry to be notified of a failure to control a crane or a load, including any rigging failure, and for an engineer’s report on the cause of the incident. Technical guidelines on requirements [...]

Movement And Ergonomics In The Workplace

December 8th, 2023|

In a modern world where many of us spend prolonged hours seated or hunched over screens, Movement For Better Health holds profound relevance. The significance of Movement at Work Health and wellness within workplaces are pivotal for both employees and employers. A robust workforce not only amplifies productivity but also witnesses fewer injuries, reduced absenteeism, and an upsurge in morale. Ergonomics, the study of tailoring workspaces, products, and systems to suit their users, constitutes a fundamental component of workplace health. However, ergonomics is beyond merely using an ergonomic chair or mouse. It delves into comprehending our body mechanics and movements, thereafter aligning our work surroundings accordingly. The essence of movement for better health is simple yet potent: consistent, tailored movement [...]