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  1. Editor's Message: Workplaces

    [Visions Article]

    While reading the stories in this issue, I couldn’t help but remember a touching story by a mental health advocate and speaker, Sandy Naiman. Sandy is a veteran journalist with the Toronto Sun who was diagnosed with a rare form of bipolar disorder. In one ...

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  2. The Economic Impacts

    [Visions Article]

    Stress is a normal part of any life and any job. Stress can be positive or negative. How people react to different stressors is very individual. But too much stress can contribute to, or even lead to, serious health problems and/or mental illness for work ...

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  3. Substance Use

    [Visions Article]

    There’s a monster at your workplace that nobody wants to look at. Everybody knows it exists. That it’s big. It’s ugly. And it’s dangerous. We’d rather cover our eyes and pretend it’s not there. Maybe we’ll peek out once in a while to see if it’s gone away ...

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  4. Human Rights and Employer Responsibility to Accomodate Disability in the Workplace

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    The Canadian Human Rights Act applies to workplaces under federal jurisdiction. These include federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations; chartered banks; airlines; interprovincial communications and telephone companies; interprovincial transpor ...

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  5. Wired in the Workplace

    [Visions Article]

    Through the late 1970s and early-'80s when Mark Elliot was an announcer for Ottawa radio station CFRA and then CFGO, his career was soaring. He enjoyed a 35-per-cent audience share, spent time hanging out with rock stars and became an enormous person ...

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  6. Drug Testing in the Canadian Workplace

    [Visions Article]

    In Canada and most other countries, it is illegal to drive a car while impaired by alcohol. Most experts agree that the use of the breathalyzer by the police to detect alcohol-impaired drivers has helped reduce alcohol-related crashes ...

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  7. Peer Support for Medical Professionals

    [Visions Article]

    Unrecognized or untreated substance use disorders and mental illness in physicians have the potential to cause serious patient harm. Because of this, medical professionals who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues should be of concern ...

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  8. Healthy Workplaces- Healthy People

    [Visions Article]

    Since 2002, the Fraser Health (FH) Workplace Health Team has focused on making sure we have healthy employees who are safe at work. Our Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) Team and our Disability Management Team both help employees off work due to injury or i ...

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  9. Mental Health Awareness for Managers

    [Visions Article]

    Sigmund Freud once said, “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” Freud was perhaps one of the first to recognize the connection between work and mental health. Since his time (1856-1939), a lot of research has shown that work is important, ...

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  10. Quittin' Time

    [Visions Article]

    In October 2007, the BC Public Service Agency launched Quittin’ Time, a five-month smoking cessation pilot program. This program is now available to approximately 35,000 employees working for the government of British Columbia. The goal of the program is ...

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