TA Health and Wellness

As a graduate teaching assistant, you have many roles and responsibilities. In order to be happy and successful in these roles, you need to prioritize your health, safety, and wellness. Conducting work related activities that compromise your health, safety, or wellness may result in your inability to successfully accomplish your academic or employment objectives. Thus, it is also important to know and understand how to recognize signs and symptoms within your academic or employment environment that may contribute to poor health, safety or wellness. This section will assist you in understanding some of the areas that may influence your health, safety and wellness.

Helpful Ergonomic Tips
Between 2000 and 2005, twelve accident/incident reports were filed to Western’s Occupational Health and Safety Department. While this may not seem like a lot, few TAs know that they must report their injuries, meaning that the actual number of injuries could be much higher.
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Your voice and Good Vocal Hygiene
Your voice is the result of many mechanisms working together. Your voice is affected by the things you ask it to do on a daily basis, and can be affected by the environment.
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http://www.uwo.ca/hr/safety/index.htmlWHMIS Training
Information about required WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) training.
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