Every year, on average, vehicle collisions are responsible for 50 million injuries and 1.35 million fatalities. In fact, 41% of all fatal workplace injuries are caused by motor vehicle collisions.
Your drug and alcohol policy should be viewed as a component of your overall safety program. Having a well-documented policy provides a framework for dealing with the issues surrounding substance abuse and pre-existing medical conditions. SureHire has close to 20 years of experience partnering with companies from many industries across Canada. We have witnessed 9 keys of effective drug and alcohol policies that our partners with successful policies share. So what makes a good policy?
Fitness-to-Work testing acts as a tool for employers to better understand their workforce’s physical capabilities and potential limitations. This creates opportunity for employers to act in a proactive manner to ensure…
No organization wants to experience productivity loss, high turnover, and greatly increased safety risks resulting from alcohol or drug use at work (or after work to the point that it affects work the next day). Delve into some of the most crucial facts and FAQs about Drug & Alcohol testing, including the types of testing that can be done to protect and strengthen our workforces and communities.
Mobile testing brings the laboratory to your workplace, eliminating many of the issues related to sending your workers to an off-site lab. Whether you are considering mobile testing as an interim measure or as a permanent alternative to fixed-site or on-site testing, here are 6 advantages to consider and some disadvantages to be aware of.
Take a deep dive into the causes of workplace fatalities, including some of the most dangerous industries to work in across Canada, the types of injuries most often reported, and prevention measures employers should consider in order to maintain safe, healthy, and productive workforces and communities.
Imagine it’s a sunny Sunday afternoon. Your kids, family, romantic partner have left you alone with a list of things to accomplish before they return. It all seems a bit daunting, and the couch is just sitting there, basking in the sunshine, and it has your name written all over it. So, you decide to take a nap instead. Just as you are slipping off into dreamland, your phone rings. Startled, you wake up and…
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common work-related illnesses worldwide but can be prevented by effective workplace hearing conservation programs. Occupational hearing loss is a permanent, non-treatable condition, which leads to reduced quality of life when the person’s ability to communicate and socialize becomes impaired.