Category Optimal Performance

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses

OPC Inc. conducts on-going Qualitative Research about Open Office Design’s costly losses As part of OPC Inc’s ongoing qualitative research regarding office design, we undertook this past week, interviews with 3 employees who work in 3 very different types of companies, all of which have moved to an open office design in the last 2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

And now it is clear why the Ontario Human Rights Amendments were made; Just in time for the AODA

Served A Human Rights Tribunal Application Lately? The New HRTO will represent how AODA related issues will be managed and heard in the opinion of labour lawyers and the experts at Optimal Performance Consultants                                      It’s been more than two years now since the Human Rights Amendment Act, S.O., c. 30 came into force in Ontario creating a new human rights process. This new […]

Yes Ontario has Mandatory Ergonomic Standards (not Regulations)

We were recently asked by a client if Ontario has Ergonomic Regulations in place with the answer being no. However it is interesting to note that Ontario thru the Ministry of Labour has further reaching and more stringent use of written Orders for employers related to ergonomics. The following Blog for today is intended to remind […]

There is no way around it; Back Pain & Injury Requires Exercise & Ergonomics Not Drugs

Set back for yet another back pain medication highlights the need for emphasis on prevention & exercise efforts Yet another drug aimed at being a cure all for back pain as part of the promise of a panacea in the treatment of back pain has failed. The latest drug Axomadol, that was being investigated for the relief of symptoms of moderate to […]