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Fostering mental health in the workplace

A Canadian perspective
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Today, more than ever, there’s a higher expectation that employers will take our health into consideration while we’re on the job. But while many organizations should be commended for protecting our physical health, there is still an unfortunate disconnect when it comes to our mental health.


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Decrease the risk stress at work to decrease the risk of an accident

By Tony Skelton

Employers today take all sorts of precautions to help keep their staff from harm. From thorough training to the use of the latest personal protective equipment, everybody is looking to do all they can to keep people safe in the workplace. The number of things which have an impact on the level of risk we face each day at work is vast.


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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

Especially for women, lowering work-home conflicts may reduce burnout
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Conflicts between work and home — in both directions — are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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Have we made peace with work-life balance?

By Dave Johnson

In the current issue of the Harvard Business Review the cover story details how senior-level executives, both men and women of course, deal with the work-life balance hassle. The takeaway: everyone struggles with it; there are options that depend on things like ambition, age, individual financial resources, and individual support networks.


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Many 60-year-old employees healthier than their 30-something counterparts

U.K. study shows stress, lifestyle choices can make a difference
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In a surprising finding, new research out of Great Britain shows that many employers in their 60s have a lower “relative vitality age” – and thus, lower health risks – than colleagues in their 30s. The Britain’s Healthiest Company Report* crunched numbers on nearly 10,000 people and concluded that the sexagenarians in the survey had lower health risks based on a “Vitality Age calculator” developed by PruHealth, a health insurer and wellness program provider.


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Workaholics work harder – not better

High strain linked to decreased job performance for those addicted to work
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Workaholics work hard, but still have poor job performance — mainly because of high mental and physical strain, according to a study in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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'Negative Working Conditions Score' linked to depression

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Adverse working conditions are associated with the risk of depression in working-age adults, suggests a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).


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How to really focus up

Coffee, Five Hour Energy, or Red Bull, pick your poison.
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It seems we are always attempting to fight that 2:30 feeling, but these don’t have to be your only options. How often do businesses overlook the stress of the workload their workers must handle?


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Florida workers stressed out about hurricanes

Study finds high anxiety related to possibility of storms
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Recent uneventful hurricane seasons have done little to calm Florida workers’ fear of hurricanes, according to a new study by Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at the Florida State University College of Business.


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German workers are stressed out

Nearly half don’t anticipate working until retirement age
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Work-related stress is one of the main reasons given by the 47 percent of German workers who say they doubt that they’ll be able to continue working under their current employment conditions until retirement age (67 in Germany).


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