- Safety Managers Role in Managing the Risks of Workplace Mental Health
Thursday, May 11, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Certified May Course
Thursday 11th May 2023 (10am–1pm)
Total Fee: €125
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Workplace mental ill health is now classed as a disability and a safety concern
Under safety and equality legislation employers are required to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with mental ill health disabilities. Stress, anxiety and depression can impact on health and wellbeing. Consumption of alcohol, prescribed and illicit drugs pose high risks to safety and health.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have taken the lead and are declaring that workplace mental ill health is now a safety issue and that its members are well placed to respond. IOSH is urging its members to think safety, compliance, risk assessments, and employee support therapy to address the mental health issues that are now impacting the workplace.
What needs to be included in a risk assessment for psychological hazards in the workplace?
The guidelines in the new ISO 45003 standard “Occupational health and safety management – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 2021“ which was published in July 2021 on managing psychological risks will help in identifying these types of hazards.
Maurice is a frequent contributor to many national and international publications including a report on EAP's in Ireland published in the 3rd Edition of the International Employee Assistance Compendium. He was also one of the selected scholar practitioners to contribute to the publication on the Integration of Employee Assistance, Work Life and Wellness Services by the Hayworth Press.
Donald G. Jorgensen
Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP is the owner of Arizona-based Human Factor Consulting. With over 25 years as a business owner, consultant and trainer in the areas of leadership development, workplace addiction and employee assistance, Don helps bring out the best in employees and organization leaders.