“Stress is not a disability, but unmanaged stress is a significant factor in a large number of disabling conditions.”

ASO: Administrative Services Organization is an organization that provides outsourced solutions to meet the administrative and HR needs of the client with the client retaining all employment-related risks and liabilities.

DM&A: Disability Management & Accommodation Program is used by employers to assist employees return to work after an injury or illness. The DM&A is designed to benefit the employer by returning experienced, trained employees to work in an effective capacity while satisfying the employee and the employer's needs, while conforming to Duty to Accommodate legislation all.

Duty To Accommodate: The duty to accommodate refers to the obligation of an employer or service provider to take measures to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. In employment, the duty to accommodate means the employer must implement whatever measures necessary to allow its employees to work to the best of their ability.

FAE: Functional Abilities Evaluation is a series of tests measuring physical strength, "range of motion", stamina, and tolerance to functional activities, including lifting and carrying. These tests can be used to evaluate work tolerance, and the necessity for work restrictions.

JHSC: Joint Health & Safety Committee In the Canadian legislation, occupational health and safety committees are mentioned under slightly varying names. The name used reflects its composition. The committee may also be known as the industrial health and safety committee, joint work site health and safety committee, occupational health committee, workplace safety and health committee, or health and safety committee. A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is a forum for bringing the internal responsibility system into practice. The committee consists of labour and management representatives who meet on a regular basis to deal with health and safety issues.

Kinesiology: The science of kinesiology addresses the physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms associated with human and animal movement. Applications of kinesiology in human health include the rehabilitation professions, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as applications in the sport and exercise industries

MSD: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) can affect the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Most work-related MSDs develop over time and are caused either by the work itself or by the employees' working environment. They can also result from fractures sustained in an accident. Typically, MSDs affect the back, neck, shoulders and upper limbs; less often they affect the lower limbs.

NIOSH: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (or NIOSH) is the United States federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness

RTW: Return to Work Together, all parties working toward a shared goal of early and safe return to work and full productivity has the potential to reduce the human and economic impact of workplace injuries and illness

STD: Short Term Disability is a type of insurance that pays a percentage of an employee's salary for a specified amount of time, if they are ill or injured, and cannot perform the duties of their job. Coverage usually starts anywhere from one to 14 days after your employee suffer a condition that leaves them unable to work. Many times, employees are required to use sick days before short term disability kicks in, if it's an illness that keeps them out of work for an extended period of time.