- mental health issues in the workplace
- changes in the legislation pertaining to it, and
- different proactive strategies to protect and promote the psychological health safety of employees.
Length: 1 day
Minimum attendees: 6
Why take this course?
- Workers Compensation Act Part 3, Division 4 (135) requires employers to provide eight hours of paid leave for training annually
- Workers Compensation Act Part 3, Division 3 (115-2) requires employers to take reasonable steps to prevent where possible, or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment
- Promote psychological health and safety in the workplace
- Bill 14: Amendments to Workers Compensation Act
- Bullying and Harassment: What it is, What it is not
- Bullying and Harassment: The Legislation & Obligations
- National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Workplace Factors Affecting Psychological Health and Safety
- The Business Case for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
“Mental health problems and illnesses account for approximately 30% of short and
long-term disability claims and are rated one of the top three drivers of such claims by more than 80% of Canadian employers” (Mental Health Commission of Canada).
“Sound scientific evidence shows that when businesses adopt policies and programs to address psychological health and safety, they incur between 15-33% fewer costs related to psychological health issues” (GuardingMinds@Work).
Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy & Safe Workplace
- Increased productivity
- Reduced physical and/or psychological injury
- Decreased short-term and long-term disability
- Lower absenteeism/presenteeism
- Reduced costs and risk mitigation
- Employee retention
- Enhanced teamwork and collaboration
- Job satisfaction and engagement
- Organizational excellence and sustainability