Category Human Resources

Did you know Ergonomics is about Preventing Human Error?

Many an OH&S Manager or Committee make the same assumptions when attempting a Root Cause Analysis. Too often the human factor is deemed to be the cause for an accident, near miss or MSI injury, product error. To jump to this conclusion in the absence of performing a full and complete Root Cause Analysis is […]

The AODA is the Law In Ontario PLUS it makes for an excellent business case!

Only 30% of employers in Ontario are compliant with the Customer Service Standard (CSS) of the AODA. As part of the CSS compliance, Optimal Performance developed an easy to use, effective elearning tool which takes approx 30 min for your employees to review, take quizzes and show learning has occurred. Certificates of completion are issued […]

Private Companies in Ontario; In case you thought accessibility does not impact your brand read this

MW wrote in one of the Linked In Groups to which I belong “I know this is off topic but many municipalities are inaccessible. Yes a wheelchair can get over a curb cut but the mindset of the municipality (company) simply isn’t conducive to real access. Accessible I.T. is simply an extension of this as […]

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 […]

Toronto Star Article November 16th 2012 by A Livingstone featuring JE Sleeth Optimal Performance

Back to Article Workers taking their jobs to bed Published on Friday November 16, 2012 Andrew Livingstone Staff Reporter Much to the chagrin of experts — and life partners — more people are cozying up in bed with their laptop or Smartphone, getting some work done before falling asleep. Businesses are even cashing in on […]

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 […]

Wellness at Work

“Noting that wellness programs are now a part of a company’s overall healthcare strategy, Overman outlines how businesses can create a program that will help save on insurance premiums, increase employee productivity, and enhance the employer brand. Using examples from successful companies, she shows managers how to build wellness programs, with discussion of how to […]