Team News – October 5, 2018

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The Spectrum Office will be closed October 8th for the Thanksgiving holiday

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Ergonomics Forum

Date: October 11, 2018Time: 12:30PM – 4:30PMLocation: WorkSafeBC auditorium, 6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC (Map it)

In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting our third annual Ergonomics Forum. You’re invited to join us for an afternoon of presentations and networking.

Presentations

MSI assessment tools
See practical examples from a variety of industries and professions on how to identify, assess, and reduce risk factors to ensure a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.

Office ergonomics
Learn how you can begin to assess your chair, keyboard, mouse, and monitor to ensure they are properly adjusted, to help reduce your risk of injury and increase your productivity.

Mobile office/vehicle ergonomics
Through hands-on demonstrations, you’ll see creative, practical, and safe ways to set up a mobile office. You’ll also learn how to improve your posture whether you’re in a car, hotel room, or coffee shop.

Innovative solutions
See how safety by design integrates ergonomics into the design process. You’ll see examples of unique and innovative solutions to workplace issues from students in KPU’s Wilson School of Design.

Opportunities for ergonomics/human factors
Learn how SFU co-op and practicum ergonomic students connected research and learning with the practical realities of workplaces. You’ll also hear about potential opportunities for employers to connect with SFU to guide the future education of ergonomic students.

Fatigue risk management
A fatigue risk management system (FRMS) is a risk-based planned and systematic approach that identifies, assesses, monitors, and manages the risks associated with fatigue. Learn how it should be customized to operations, based on a risk assessment, and integrated into an existing safety management system.

Registration

This event is free, but you must register online to attend. If you have any questions about the event, please email ergomonth@worksafebc.com.

Agenda and speakers

See the agenda for more information, including speakers and presentation details.

Parking

Apart from spots designated for people with a disability parking permit, parking is not available at WorkSafeBC for this event. Pay parking is available at nearby locations.

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CSSEA Employee Purchase Program

If you are looking for a new cell phone deal you might want to check this out.

The TELUS Employee Purchase Program (EPP) gives discounts on TELUS Mobility plans and devices to employees of select organizations.

This deal is available to all employees of agencies that belong to CSSEA.  Spectrum is an associate member of CSSEA.

You have to use your @spectrumsociety.org email address to be verified.

Link to Poster:  CSSEA EPP Aug 15

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Work-life Balance and Productivity

A healthy work-life balance can make the difference between being happy at work or being miserable, a recent Glassdoor survey showed. We can help you find ways to foster your work-life balance and well-being.

See this month’s feature, Work-life Balance and Productivity (live on our homepage in “Featured Articles” from October 1 to 31) for tips on how to feel more engaged, productive—and happy at work. Or, log in to our platform any time to access related resources, such as:

• Setting Work-life Boundaries When You Work from Home
• Teamwork in Pressured Times: Keep team relationships positive
• Ten Tips for Fitting Work and Life Together

Remember, you can always contact LifeWorks for support and strategies. Our team of expert advisors can help you find the work-life balance that is the right fit for you.

Work-life Balance and Productivity

A healthy work-life balance can make the difference between being happy at work or being miserable, a recent Glassdoor survey showed. We can help guide you as a manager on ways to promote work-life balance and well-being in your organization.

See our manager feature, Work-Life Balance and Productivity, (live on the platform’s homepage in “Featured Articles” from October 1 to 31) for tips on fostering engagement, retention, and productivity and on helping your team members to be happy at work. Or, log in any time to the platform to access related resources, such
as:

• Managing Through Pressured Times: Supporting your team during pressured times
• Succeeding as a Manager: Have a Life Outside of Work—And Spread the Word
• Ways to Support Employees Who May Be Overloaded or Under Stress

Remember that you can always contact LifeWorks. Our team of expert advisors is here for you, 24/7, to provide guidance and support in your pursuit of work-life balance and productivity – for yourself and for those you manage.

Contact LifeWorks toll-free, any time.  Online: login.lifeworks.com
Please refer to your LifeWorks wallet card for telephone number and website username and password.

Note that this month’s feature will be live on the homepage from October 1 to 31, 2018.
Search the platform any time for helpful resources related to this topic.  Download the “LifeWorks” app!

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