Workplace mental health is now a safety issue- new guidance published in July 2021

The new occupational health and safety management standard ISO 45003  released in July 2021  provides  guidance for managing  psychological health and psychosocial risks in the workplace and  will have a major impact on safety and how EAP’s operate. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Magazine’s March 2019 issue focused on evaluating employee assistance programmes and implementing structured wellbeing programmes. IOSH have taken the lead and are declaring that workplace mental 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.

Three leading experts Maurice Quinlan Director of the EAP Institute Waterford, Ireland, Don Jorgensen PhD, Human Factor Consulting, LLC Tucson Arizona USA and Finbarr Stapleton, Consultant and Trainer Antaris Consulting, Limerick, Ireland will present a 3 hour ground breaking online course on Thursday 23rd of September 2021 from 2pm to 5 pm to outline a new direction of Employee Support Services (ESS) and Employee Support Therapy (EST) which will shape the future safety responses to workplace mental health.

At the end of this online course, those attending will have up to date knowledge of:

  • A brief history of EAPS in the US and how the concept spread to other countries.

 •   Compliance with Safety and Equality employment legislation.

  • IOSH and ISO 45003 guidance on mental health.

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Online Booking fee €195

Irene Kenny, Conference Administrator

EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street

Waterford, Ireland

Tel: +353 51 855733