It’s more challenging for people to achieve an active lifestyle if they spend 40 hours per week at a sedentary job, finds ergonomist Linda Miller.
Technology continues to make everyone’s life much easier, but it’s also making everyone more sedentary.
There are many reasons companies start ergonomics programs: one serious injury, a series of minor injuries or staff absences in the workplace.
New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
Measures to avoid or minimize flood damage and prepare for long-term power outages now rank among the most cost-effective design decisions and capital investments that building owners/managers can make.
Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station is the first in a major B.C. city to bring fire and ambulance services under one roof.
Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
Though technology is rapidly advancing, the simplest, yet most effective preventative measures stem from rudimentary security fundamentals.
Complaints about visual discomfort including eyestrain have increased as workplaces have prioritized efficient lighting and outdoor views.
A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
Proponents and early adopters suggest the program can provide simplified credibility for landlords and simplified assurance for tenants via a formal third-party building assessment and an easily decipherable rating system that is tied to rigorous criteria.