Category healthcare

Ergonomics and LEED Certification go Hand in Hand with the new Pilot Credit 44

LEED Certification and the Pilot Credit 44 – Ergonomics Strategy by JE Sleeth, Kartik Vyas, Carrie DeMaeyer OPC Ergonomic Consultants With every new building, new design, redesign, renovation, purchase of new furniture and equipment there is an opportunity for your business to have a positive impact on both the environment and the occupants, end users, […]

POST for OPC CLIENTS FEBRUARY 2012 – MSI BLITZ Healthcare & Industry Immediate distribution to all OPC clients in Health Care, Industry & Mining! Ontario’s Ministry of Labour will blitz workplaces across the province looking for hazards involving manual materials handling that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In February 2012, Ministry of Labour inspectors will target workplaces in the health care, industrial and mining sectors.They will focus […]

JE Sleeth’s 4th Published book from Carswell; Psychological Illness, Mental Health & the Workplace: Canadian Trends & Return to Work Challenges

CLV Special Report – Psychological Illness, Mental Health and the Workplace: Canadian Trends and Return to Work Challenges Psychological illnesses are present and have been present in various forms and manifestations in the workplace for as long as there have been workplaces. It is only recently that employers are starting to understand the size of […]

Ergonomics in Hospital and Health Care Setting; Prevent Human Error and Falls

In the Ergonomics in Design section of OPC’s Blogs we talk about the use of Ergonomics and Human Factor Design in the prevention of accidents & human error. To take this theme further, discussion about how the design of the SYSTEMS including product/equipment and technology, process/procedures and the building design and environment affects the frequency and severity of human […]