The goal of Occupational Health and Safety is to prevent work-related injury, illness and disability by addressing the physical environment. Reducing physical job hazards can also alleviate stress employees may feel in the workplace. Workplaces are required to follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which can be found at: http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o01.
There is a growing concern related to mental health, and psychological health and safety that can have impacts on employees’ health and safety. Please visit the links below for more information.
Workplace Mental Health Promotion – A how to Guide:
This site offers high-quality, research-based, practical tools to improve the health of individuals and organizations.
This resource uses a Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion (CWHP) approach, which is defined as an approach to protecting and enhancing the health of employees, one that relies on and builds upon the efforts of employers to create a supportive management under and upon the efforts of employees to care for their own well-being.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Healthy Minds @Work:
The workplace can have a significant impact on our health, safety and overall well-being. Increase your understanding and recognition of mental health issues at work, develop effective approaches to promoting mental health at work, and find resources and tools to help get you there. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Fatigue and Work
This poster provides more information about what fatigue is, what fatigue can impact, the signs of fatigue, tips for employees and advice for employers.