Psychosocial factors are elements that impact employees' psychological
responses to work and work conditions, potentially causing psychological health
problems. Psychosocial factors include the way work is carried out (deadlines,
workload, work methods) and the context in which work occurs (including
relationships and interactions with managers and supervisors, colleagues and
coworkers, and clients or customers).
Employers and employees both benefit from a mentally healthy workplace. But for
many organizations, the efforts required to address psychological hazards can
be daunting. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is
helping workplaces take action on psychological health and safety with a newly
redesigned online toolkit, Guarding Minds at Work.
Guarding Minds at Work is designed to assess and address psychological health
and safety in the workplace and is suitable for all organizations large or
small, in the public or private sector. The tool guides employers through an
eight-step process to conduct a thorough audit of their organization's mental
health, using worksheets, surveys, and reports that evaluate psychosocial risk
factors in their workplace.
Guarding Minds at Work is free to use.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety