Category Optimal Performance Consultants

Strange how Bank Tellers Prefer to Sit at Standing Workstations While Office Employees Demand to Stand

It is time for employers, purchasing managers, facility managers and HR managers┬áto take a step back as the tsunami of demands for Sit to Stand Workstations continues to move forward. A question to ponder apart from the evidence OPC Inc. has written about in previous posts is: why do our consultants find over 95% of […]

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 […]

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

Ernst and Young’s 20th Anniversary of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award; Jane Sleeth nominated

Jane Sleeth of Optimal Performance Consultants has been nominated by one of her long term business mentors, Lori Benson as Entrepreneur of the Year this month. This is part of Ernst and Young’s Worldwide Entrepreneur Program. After 22 years of being in the business of educating employees and businesses about injury prevention; providing ergonomic and […]

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 […]

Stop|Gap & Luke Anderson’s Ramp Project not to be missed

StopGap: Hot Off The Press!: Check out this awesome piece about the ramp project written by Ben Spurr of Now Magazine! http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/news/story.cfm?co… Read about Luke Anderson’s Ramp Project in and around Toronto. Brilliant way to raise awareness about Accessibility (lack of it) and the AODA for Ontario. Well done Luke & Stop Gap! JESleeth Olga […]