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WorkSafe Saskatchewan has partnered with Dr. Joti Samra and MyWorkplaceHealth to create a range of free resources that can help employers, leaders and workers enhance the psychological health and safety of their work environment.
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For those interested in joining a Community of Practice on Psychological Health and Safety (PH&S), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSA/BNQ National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
What is the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace?
The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – the first of its kind in the world – is a voluntary set of best practice guidelines that specify requirements for a systematic approach to develop and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. A psychologically healthy and safe workplace has been defined in the National Standard as “a workplace that promotes workers’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health, including in negligent, reckless or intentional ways.” The Standard recommends that organizations look to implement a Psychological Health and Safety Management System (PHSMS) for assessing how policies, processes and interactions in the workplace might impact the psychological health and safety (PH&S) of workers. It should be noted that implementation of a PHSMS is not about diagnosing the mental health issues of workers.
Implementing the framework and approaches in the Standard can help organizations with:
- worker productivity
- increased worker happiness and engagement
- reduced incidents and injuries – both physically and psychologically
- reduced claims
- increased customer satisfaction
- reduced absenteeism and presenteeism
- recruitment and retention
- workplace and worker resilience
- increased profits