Psychological Health and Safety

As WCB Nova Scotia prepares to deliver service for a new compensable injury this September—gradual onset psychological injury—preventing psychological injury is an important focus for us and will be a critical part of our Safety and Health Week programming.

To help employers and workers understand gradual-onset psychological injuries and how to prevent them, we’ve created and curated a series of helpful resources. These include:

We will be adding additional resources in the coming weeks and months, so please check back often.

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The National Standard was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is used by organizations worldwide. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to help employers create a mentally healthy workplace and prevent psychological hazards.

13 Factors: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

 

To address workplace psychological safety, it’s essential to know what factors can impact your team, both positively and negatively. At the Mental Health Commission of Canada you'll find a list of 13 factors that mental health experts have identified. It also provides tactics to address issues you may recognize as relevant to your workplace.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has also created an explainer video series outlining each of the 13 factors.

For Safety and Health Week we are focusing on three of 13 Psychosocial Factors to help employers get started. These infographics outline the importance of addressing these factors in your workplace.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

The CCOHS is a national organization representing Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments and is responsible for promoting workplace safety. They offer several excellent free workplace safety courses, including some aimed at occupational psychological safety education:

Workplace harassment and bullying resources

Harassment and bullying are the main workplace hazards that cause gradual onset psychological injury. Get resources to help understand and prevent workplace harassment and bullying.

Tools, Resources, and Links for Psychologically Safety Workplaces 

These resources will help you create psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. 

Preventing Harassment and Bullying

Harassment and bullying are the main workplace hazards that cause gradual onset psychological injury.

Get resources to help understand and prevent workplace harassment and bullying.

Employer Toolkit




Download graphics, content suggestions and other resources to help demonstrate your commitment to creating a healthy workplace.