Why Sun and Snow Causes Eye Fatigue

Source: We are now fully in the throes of winter in the northern hemisphere. That means truck drivers who travel through areas that get frequent snowfall are subject to eye strain and fatigue directly related to the weather. Most of the time, this strain and fatigue do not occur during snowstorms, it occurs after … Read More

Lower Back Pain, Stiff Neck… Does This Sound Familiar?

Lower back pain, stiff neck, aching shoulders and foot cramps are all symptoms that many professional drivers experience. Not just truck drivers—bus drivers, moving and delivery drivers, ambulance drivers, waste management drivers—anyone that spends many hours a day in the driver’s seat can be affected by these kinds of aches and pains, which are often … Read More

5 Best Practices to Boost Your Workplace Wellness Program

Source: My name is Charles Curtis and for the past 30 years I have been reading, consulting, discussing and writing on the ever increasing costs of poor health in the workplace and improving workplace wellbeing. We know that costs associated with employee health continue to rise regardless of the overwhelming evidence of the positive … Read More

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

The effects of isolation on truck drivers, and what you can do to feel more connected. There are many benefits to being a truck driver; among them, the ability to see the country and travel, to be able to provide for your family, and the opportunities to be your own boss, all while knowing that … Read More

Studying Up on Truck Drivers’ Health and Wellness

Source: What are B.C. truck drivers doing to stay healthy? How are employers supporting their wellness? SafetyDriven is teaming up with researchers to seek answers. SafetyDriven, the health and safety association for B.C.’s trucking industry, is working with a group of Canadian researchers to explore what B.C. truck drivers are doing to stay healthy. … Read More

On the Road to Comfort

Source: Anyone who spends a lot of time in a vehicle is likely to experience the aches and pains that come from prolonged sitting. Long distance drivers or those that spend a lot of time driving experience pain more often as it is more difficult to shift body positions while driving. Discomfort and lower … Read More

Preparing Workplaces for the Legalization of Marijuana

Source: The recreational use of marijuana is likely to be legal in Canada by this time next year. To help prepare workplaces for the implications, the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a White Paper with useful, practical information and recommendations for employers, employees and others interested in workplace health … Read More

Loving Your Guts

“All disease begins in the gut.” –Hippocrates It seems far-fetched, but your gut health affects many of your body’s other biological systems. The gut, in fact, which encompasses your entire digestive system, from the moment you put something in your mouth, until the moment it comes out the other end, is often referred to as … Read More

Getting a Handle on Workplace Stress

Source: A healthy workplace promotes the total health and well-being of its employees and strives to protect them from psychological harm including stress. A recent white paper released by Morneau-Shepell and the Mental Health Commission of Canada reveals that more than a third (34%) of Canadians cite workplace stress as the primary cause of … Read More

The Importance Of Having Quick Access To An AED

If there is a situation when time is most definitely of the essence it is during a sudden cardiac arrest. In cases of sudden cardiac arrest, access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can mean the difference between life and death. According to St John Ambulance, “…the probability of survival (during a sudden cardiac arrest) … Read More

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