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SPE Z1003 IMPLEMENTATION HB - Assembling the pieces - An implementation guide to the national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace
CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013 - Psychological health and safety in the workplace - Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation
Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace: Navigating the National Standard for Successful Implementation
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The figures and statistics are astounding — in any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness. In any given week, half a million Canadians missed work because of a mental health related issue.
While we must take primary responsibility for our own health and well-being, the workplace can play a significant role in our ability to manage both our physical and psychological health. Rather than choosing to ignore this very real issue, progressive-thinking organizations can take action to become part of the solution.
A well-developed psychological health and safety management system helps an organization identify potential hazards that could impact the psychological health of their workers. It is a preventive approach that assesses your workplace’s practices and identifies those areas of concern so that preventive measures can be undertaken to address them.Potential key benefits of a psychological health and safety management system:
The new SPE-Z1003 Handbook has been developed for use in conjunction with CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013, the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard). Together these documents can help organizations create psychologically healthy workplace environments. The Handbook has been designed to help users understand where to start and how to move their organization through the initial planning stages to full implementation of the Standard.The Handbook incorporates an easy-to-use, four-part framework:
Each chapter of the Guide focuses on one of the key components of the framework and includes a practical section with useful tools and techniques, helpful definitions, frequently asked questions, checklists, tips, tools and references to assist the user to work with the Standard towards successful implementation within their unique organization.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial contribution from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the kind support of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.