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Psychological Health & Safety Training - Joint Committees

F.A.S.T.’s Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace for Joint Committees is designed to enhance committee members’ awareness of:
    1. mental health issues in the workplace
    2. changes in the legislation pertaining to it, and
    3. different proactive strategies to protect and promote the psychological health safety of employees.

Course Information

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

Course Content

  • 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).

Psychological health statistics for the workplace

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