Listen to the recorded webinar of this presentation at: http://staging.ccohs.ca/products/webinars/psych/
We have made significant progress in addressing workplace factors that impact the physical health and safety of employees; now we need to give similar attention to psychological health.
Psychological health concerns have a powerful and expanding impact on the safety, productivity and effectiveness of the workplace.
To provide employers with guidance that includes practical, accessible and actionable recommendations, the Mental Health Commission of Canada-Workforce Advisory Committee has requested the creation of a resource based on a review of the latest scientific evidence and professional practices. Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers is a free online resource that is available to all Canadian employers regardless of size, sector or location.
The guide provides logical implementation steps, with emphasis on clear, realistic actions that are consistent with current knowledge and are supportive of the national standard for psychological health and safety.
This presentation by the guide authors will include a brief description of the underlying research and framework, an overview of the contents, and recommendations for application and dissemination.
Organizations that implement some of the recommended actions will be encouraged to share their experiences in order to inspire and instruct others.