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.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Mental health problems and illnesses are a leading cause of both short-and long‐term disabilities in Canada. To help address this, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) championed the development of both a National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and a tool to help employers meet the standard in Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. The standard is presently voluntary and provides systematic guidelines for Canadian employers to develop and continuously improve psychological health and safety at work. The action guide offers immediate actions that employers can take to enhance the positive role of the workplace in recovery from and prevention of mental health problems.
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
This website provides employers and organizations with a variety of free public resources including information, strategies, tools and initiatives as well as support for research aimed at improving workplace mental health. 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.