- Measure your psychosocial risk factors using GM@W or other relevant tools.
- Ensure your health and safety committee includes mental health and psychological safety in their work.
Stress at Work, Mental Injury and the Law in Canada:
A Discussion Paper for the Mental Health Commission of Canada by Dr. Martin Shain
Based on a 2009 study Stress at Work, Mental Injury and the Law in Canada: A Discussion Paper for the Mental Health Commission of Canada by Dr. Martin Shain speaks to current and evolving legislation:
- To prevent mental injury, it is the duty of employers to provide a “psychologically safe workplace” - a natural extension of the traditional healthy and physically safe workplace;
- Claims in this area tend to relate to the fact that there has been ongoing employer “bad behaviour” during the duration of the employment relationship;
- Employers may become liable if mental injuries are found to result from careless negligent, reckless or intentional acts and omissions - financial damages are increasing as new precedents are being developed.