Category Carswell

2014 in review for Optimal Performance Consultants’ Bog; we recommend you read to stay on top of Ergonomics, Accessibility, Fitness & Disability Management

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

Why do 54% of Canadians “fake” sick time?

54% of Canadian workers ADMIT to taking sick days off not for sickness or accident. Learn about why this happens and how to prevent this in Return to Work Toolkit from Carswell, Author JESleeth

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis -Teaching Moment from a Physiotherapist and Ergonomist with Back Pain!

Having had yet another weekend with a flare up of my original lower back injury I thought this could be a good teaching moment. When I was 18 just before Tennis Nationals and before heading off to interview Colleges for Tennis Scholarships I experienced back pain which I had not experienced before. During a match […]

Get Ready for CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700: Canada’s First National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Canadian Standards Association has just released its much anticipated new Workplace Mental Health & Safety Standard referred to as CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700.  This standard recommends the first National Standard on this topic and is applicable to all sizes and types of workplaces in Canada.  The document was just released November 7th 2012 and refers […]

Institute for Work & Health’s Review of Lack of Benefits in passive treatments for Back & Neck Pain

  Institute for Work & Health’s Review of Lack of Benefits in passive treatments for Back & Neck Pain Fast but finite: Complementary and alternative therapies “A review led by a scientist from the Institute for Work & Health investigated the effectiveness of alternative therapies for back & neck pain and found that the benefits may […]

When Stress Is Good for You – WSJ.com

When Stress Is Good for You – WSJ.com This is a very important article for health, safety and HR Professionals to read as there are far too many articles and commissions & physicians label “stress” as being negative. As outlined in this article & in the Carswell Book Pub 2012 on Mental Health in the […]

Jane Sleeth’s Response to Article CDN HR Reporter; Mental Health Issues are being overstated in Workplace

Re. Jan 10, 2012 “The injuries we don’t see; Mental injuries are receiving more attention for workers’ compensation and the threshold is changing”CDN HR Reporter Jeffrey Smith authorThank you for your Blog Article for CDN HR Reporter Jeffrey More conversation about this topic is required as there is a bias inherent in calling everything distressful […]