Health Watch

SIGHT FOR SORE EYES
By Jean Lian
"Yesterday, I saw my ophthalmologist for the second time in 2.5 years," Craig M. lamented last year on the blog for the Ottawa-based Canadian Association of Optometrists. (Oct/Nov 2011)


SHUTEYE STANDARDS NEEDED
By Jason Contant and Angela Stelmakowich
Doctor, doctor - get yourself some sleep. (Jul/Aug 2011)


POLICE STATE
By Jason Contant & Angela Stelmakowich
Ontario's ombudsman will explore how the provincial police service deals administratively with operational stress injuries (OSI) in response to the receipt of almost three dozen complaints from officers. (June 2011)


POLLUTION REVS UP RISK
By Dan Birch
If there were not already enough reasons to put the brakes on environmental air pollution, another concern looks to be rounding the bend. (March 2011)


DIRTY DEEDS
By Emily Landau
These days, employers and workers alike are becoming more aware that environmental hazards on the outside can infiltrate workplaces on the inside. (Jan/Feb 2011)


A MATTER OF RESPECT
By Angela Stelmakowich
Workplace respect is interpreted in countless ways - some views shared by many, others by just a few - but it has some hard lines of what is considered acceptable behaviour. (Oct/Nov 2010)


A DIRE SIT-UATION
By Emily Landau
New research suggests that too much sitting, at work or elsewhere, may be responsible for more than just back pain and musculoskeletal complications - it could be deadly. (March 2010)


GOING VIRAL ON H1N1
By Angela Stelmakowich & Jean Lian
It has arrived - and not a moment too soon for people concerned about the potential health toll that H1N1 could exact this flu season. (Dec 2009)


THE OTHER HEPATITIS
By Jason Contant
There are plenty of types of hepatitis: C likely being the most familiar and capable of setting off the loudest alarm bells in workplace settings. (Sep 2009)


WELL-CONCEIVED WELLNESS
By Andrew D'Cruz
When Vancouver's airport saw lost-time injuries climbing skyward in the late 1990s, it became clear that a new flight plan was in order. (Apr/May 2009)


DISTRACTION HEAR AND NOW
By Dan Birch
Imagine being a safety manager, preparing to lead the monthly meeting that's just about to start. The agenda is full, so everyone will need to focus to get things done. (March 2009)


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