Educational Content

Is Your Organization Taking the Necessary Steps to Keep Your Workforce Happy?

Posted by Horizon on Jul 26, 2017 9:25:17 AM

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Millennials now account for the largest generation in the workforce.  According to a study by Deloitte, 61% of millennials are expected to leave their current job within the next 5 years.  Is your organization taking the correct steps to keep your workforce happy, healthy and productive?

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Hearing Conservation in the Workplace

Posted by Horizon on Jul 12, 2017 11:30:57 AM

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Did you know that 42% of Canadians aged 16 to 79 years have worked in an environment where it’s necessary to speak in a raised voice just to communicate with someone standing an arm’s length away? Among them, only 22% consistently used hearing protection.

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Medical Audit - Silica Dust Exposure & Silicosis

Posted by Horizon on Jun 9, 2017 1:46:58 PM

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Silicosis has been long recognized as a serious threat to the health and safety of workers in the mining industry. A common disease resulting from exposure to silica dust in mines, silicosis is caused when small inhaled dust particles containing silica become embedded in the workers lungs. 

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The Benefits of Interval Training

Posted by Horizon on Feb 28, 2017 2:16:35 PM

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For many people, cardiovascular training can seem like a daunting task.  With February being cardiac health month, now is the time to get your blood pumping. The general perception is that you have to spend a lot of time running long distances to reap the benefits of cardio exercise.  In fact, there are plenty of ways to squeeze in an effective cardio workout – in as little as 20 minutes or less!

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Focus On Health Not Weight

Posted by Horizon on Jan 31, 2017 8:02:07 AM

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Health Versus Weight

The reality of the world we live in is that most people would prefer to be thin. This is a concept perpetuated by the media, but also by the healthcare industry. The general thought is that the size of your body is an indication of the health of your body, but often this is simply not the case. It is quite possible for a “healthy weight” individual to experience health issues, just as it is possible for an “overweight” or “obese” individual to be completely healthy.

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