Ontario Appoints a New Chief Prevention Officer
The province has appointed Ron Kelusky as Ontario's new Chief Prevention Officer (CPO), continuing the government's commitment to ensuring safe and healthy workplaces.
Prior to his appointment as the CPO, Mr. Kelusky was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Services Health and Safety Association and was responsible for health and safety solutions for Ontario's healthcare, education, government and First Nations sectors. Mr. Kelusky led a number of projects including a system-wide review of violence in the health care sector and strategies on improving outcomes for first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Working at Heights Certification Expires After 3 Years
Starting on April 1, 2018, and over the next year, about 106,000 workers who had completed mandatory working at heights training in the first year it came into force – in 2015 – will have to take refresher training, as the training is valid for three years. If the training has expired and a worker hasn’t taken refresher training, the worker cannot work at heights.
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Corporate Initiatives For Mental Health First Aid Training
In any given year, one in five people in Canada are living with a mental illness. By 2020, it’s estimated that 20% of all time off from work in Canada will be due to depression.
MHFA Canada is an evidence based program of The Mental Health Commission of Canada.
More and more workplaces are implementing Mental Health First Aid and Awareness programs. Clients are seeing the benefits of being pro active with proper training for their employees.
Taking MHFA provides skills to use with others as well as oneself. It was designed and reviewed by experts, and is intended ideally as an early intervention strategy.
Who should take this course? This course is for everyone and is not targeted to a specific place of business, industry, walk of life, or experience. Many workplaces are looking at MHFA as they do physical first aid and are having their First Aiders, Joint Health and Safety Committee members, Supervisors and Managers, and any concerned employee as possible attendants. MHFA is a valuable tool for workplaces that are also at a high risk of workplace violence and harassment.
Mental Health issues and concerns are not restricted to any work environment or industry. The general public, those in the Health Care, Community service, Police and Emergency Services, and places of higher education where personal interaction and “stressful” situations occur would also find this training invaluable.
MHFA is a 2 day course. The participants will get a manual, and will have a certificate sent to them from the Mental Health Commission of Canada upon successful completion.
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Mental Health in the Workplace Workshop
Mental Health is finally getting the voice it deserves and it is an important discussion to be having in the workplace. Signs of mental health and their impacts are lack of purpose, decreased morale, decreased productivity, loss of vitality and increased sick time.
CBHM in association with Cheryl Parker of My Good Grief, has developed a one-day workshop to participate in that discussion with your employees. This workshop will bring you valuable information on how to take care of yourself day to day, while navigating through your work day, as well how to support others who are dealing with mental health issues. There is no replacement for professional medical diagnosis and support, but there is information we can educate ourselves with, to bring workability to the workplace. Mental health can be associated with depression, anxiety and grieving from various losses that are not limited to death alone (such as divorce, lifestyle, addictions, retirement, empty nest, health, mobility etc.). All these mental health issues impact our employees and our lives on a day to day basis.
• Identify types of mental health (depression, anxiety, loss and grief)
• Discuss impacts and begin the conversation – Breaking the silence and dismantle the stigma through interactive discussion
• Coping strategies and how far they get us – Interactive discussion
• Life Event Milestone Timeline work – Individual exercise
• Tips and Tricks
• Supporting co-workers dealing with mental health
• Open discussion
• Getting back to work faster
• Feeling productive and improve morale
• Sense of commitment from employer
• Overall increased well-being
• Improved self-esteem
• Additional support to provide employees
• Creates a partnership and trust between employees and company
• Reduce disability costs
• Remove costs for interim replacement employees
• Increased loyalty from employees
Facilitator- Cheryl Parker “ A passionate grief expert skilled at transforming grief into hope and a new beginning”
Cheryl is a grief expert and motivational speaker who has changed the lives of hundreds of people. She provides workshops and counseling by embracing her clients and helps guide them with healing when dealing with grief, loss, depression anxiety and general mental health issues, to a more meaningful purpose and life.
Group size capped at 25 per session. Program can be customized to fit your workplace requirements. Contact our office to discuss your requirements, pricing and scheduling.
Each participant receives an interactive workbook. The workbook is the curriculum for an 8 week workshop and the author offers a half hour coaching call to complete the program with confidence and success. (this is a new offering, previous clients please inquire about pricing of manual)
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Lisa MacKenzie, President
Canadian Business Health Management Inc. - Your Safety Experts®