With this year’s Stampede season officially in motion, Precede feels that it’s important to celebrate Alberta’s Western heritage and history in this week’s blog. Although we’re a company with operations all over North America, we at Precede are very proud to be Albertan born and raised. Part of the pride that we feel is not only the fact that we believe in the celebration of our history and heritage, but also that we show that pride through a number of different involvements, sponsorships, and partnerships. We believe that as a business serving Canada and America for over 15 years, giving back to our communities is extremely important.
Everyday, 11 people in Canada die of an opioid overdose. Opioid overdose has become a national crisis in Canada, and this crisis continues to impact the entire country. Between January 2016 and September 2018, more than 10,300 Canadians lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses, with this number only continuing to rise as the months go on. It’s crucial that we are educated on the symptoms of opioid use, the way that opioids affect the body, and how we can help prevent any more opioid-related deaths from occurring.
Not only can fatigue take a heavy toll on your day-to-day life, but it also increases the risk of workplace accidents or injuries. Fatigue can be described as a lessened capacity for work and reduced efficiency, usually accompanied by a feeling of weariness and tiredness. It can be caused by a number of different factors, such as unhealthy lifestyle choices, workplace stress, and medical conditions. Fatigue can seriously affect your workplace performance, which not only affects your own health, but possibly the health of those around you as well.
Substance abuse makes an increasingly negative impact on businesses, causing an overall loss of time, money, and productivity. Workplace substance abuse costs companies around 100 billion dollars each year, which is money loss that can easily be prevented by having your company perform workplace drug and alcohol testing.
Stress is often considered to be a very negative aspect of our lives, as it can directly affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Stress can be defined as a reaction to a situation or to a perceived threat, and it’s not difficult to determine that stressful situations often arise in the workplace. According to Statistics Canada, work is the leading cause of stress for Canadians, as employees often feel stressed when they experience a lack of control in the workplace, or are unable to meet the demands of the job.