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OHS Canada: Guarding minds through a pandemic

Experts reveal mental-health risks associated with quarantine

May 28, 2020  by OHS Canada

Ensuring a supportive work environment is the best strategy for employers to help mitigate mental-stress issues, say experts. PHOTO: OHS Canada –  zimmytws/Adobe Stock

Navigating through a pandemic in a safe manner requires more than guarding one’s physical well-being.

Workers are also highly susceptible to mental health risks, according to experts.

In early May, Canada had more than 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and counting, at a time when all citizens were expected to quarantine in their primary residence until further notice — unless working a job which requires them to be exempt from this regulation.

And spending extended periods of time at home due to isolation has links to mental stresses.

To learn more, check out this story from OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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