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Job Coaching—What is it and how can it help?

Job Coaching—What is it and how can it help?
​Job coaching is on-the-job guidance and instruction that can assist a person to return to work successfully and in a sustainable fashion after illness or injury. What is involved in job coaching? Prior to providing job coaching as much information about the job itself and the worker involved is reviewed in preparation for the job coaching session. If possible a job duties analysis (JDA) should be made available to identify the tasks that need coaching and possible modification. (Another good reason to have JDAs completed for every job.) Once on site a detailed ergonomic assessment of the environment and the work practices of the individual is conducted to identify barriers to a safe return to work. Any barriers identified are addressed by coaching safe work practices and by making recommendations for environmental changes. Administrative changes to work practice alone is not always enough to produce a sustainable return to work. Sometimes the environment and aspects of the job need to be changed too. Job coaching should also integrate the graduated return to work by reviewing the graduations in hours and job duties with the worker to ensure that they are on the same page as the employer and medical providers. A thorough job coaching session can take several hours and should occur as close as possible to the worker’s first day back to work.
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Psst…can we talk? Mental health in the workplace and initiating change

​Mental health problems or illness is one of the top three drivers leading to short or long term disability claims in Canada, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in the workplace needs to be a top priority for all. Learn to recognize signs of mental illness in a co-worker, friend or even yourself with these helpful tips.
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Preventing Back Injuries Over the Holidays

Preventing Back Injuries Over the Holidays
A UPS delivery worker rushing to get everyone’s gifts delivered on time or Dad picking up that heavy box of decorations from the back of the basement closet every year have one thing in common – if they aren’t careful, both can seriously injure their back. Back injuries at work and at home are common – even more so when we’re busy in December. It’s easy to forget simple practices to protect your back when your mind is stressed about getting your deliveries done on time or going over your “to do” list for Christmas. These injuries are often associated with awkward postures due to the location of the package from the body, twisting during the lift, the weight and size of the object, the speed of the lift, the duration of lifting activity and extreme temperatures.
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