• 2023
  • 2022

Current Fatigue Risk Management Strategies for First Responders

Our objective is to develop a consensus-based, evidence-informed national Standard on First Responder Workplace Fatigue Risk Management that will provide an approach to systematically prevent and manage workplace fatigue by addressing it in a strategic, coordinated approach, and as part of a broad organizational management framework.

Prevention & Management of PTSI in Paramedic Service Organizations: An Environmental Scan of Recommended Programs and Practices

The objective of this environmental scan is to synthesize existing guidelines and recommended practices to prevent and manage work disability related to post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) in paramedic service organizations. Findings will contribute to informing the new Canadian Work Disability Management System Standard for Paramedics with a focus on the prevention and management of PTSI and mental illnesses.

Work Disability Management of PTSI in Paramedic Service Organizations: A Needs Assessment

The objective of this needs assessment was to determine gaps and challenges between the current and desired conditions for addressing post-traumatic stress injuries (PTSI) in paramedic service organizations.

Working in the Digital Economy: A Scoping Review of the Impact from Home Arrangements on Personal and Organizational Performance and Productivity

WFH arrangements have risen substantially in an extremely short amount of time. WFH has been associated with several physical and mental health outcomes, however these health and safety issues often receive little resources and attention from a business and managerial perspective compared to organizational and worker performance and productivity. Therefore, aligning WFH practices and strategies with business goals of organizations may help catalyze awareness from decision makers and serve to effectively implement WFH policies.

Brief report of initial key findings: National work from home survey – The impacts of working from home on physical and mental health of Canadians

Led by Conestoga College’s Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) and in collaboration with La Trobe University in Australia, we surveyed Canadians across the country between October 27th and December 21st, 2020. During this time frame, there was an average of 5,270 new cases of COVID-19 per day in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2021b). Questions focused on respondents’ mental and physical health, and work-life conflict associated with their WFH experience. At the time of survey completion, over 90% of respondents were working full time hours in a WFH setting.
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