February 29th (28th in non-leap years) is the International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has launched an awareness campaign and a dedicated website with resources to address RSI including an e-course and communication materials.
A new tool for estimating return of investment and quality of WHP programs
INSHT, the Spanish contact office of ENWHP, has just launched a tool for estimating the economic return of investment of Workplace Health Promotion Programmes. The tool provides an overview of the quality of WHP programmes which is used to modulate the results: more quality more return. This tool, like other existing ones, has some limitations that derive from estimation and assumptions. So, the tool is offered especially as a support to manage and promote the commitment of the different actors of the company in the improvement of wellbeing. The tool is in Spanish and is available at http://costespromosalud.insst.es
GUIDE to develop physical activity programs at work
The Guide is the result of the European Fitwork project It aims to support people who want to develop programs to increase physical fitness among workers and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. The guide addresses issues related to how to a) persuade employers and employees to participate; b) ensure high rates of participation; c) integrate the program with other existing health (and safety) programs; d) ensure that the program is repeated and improved for future implementation.