Safety Managers Role in Managing the Risks of Workplace Mental Health

  • Safety Managers Role in Managing the Risks of Workplace Mental Health
    Thursday, May 11, 2023
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Thursday 11th May 2023 (10am–1pm)

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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.

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  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 18(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.
  • Donald G. Jorgensen
    Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D. 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.