New rules in British Columbia allow workers’ rights to file WorksafeBC claims for mental disorders predominantly caused by their jobs. This same legislation also created responsibilities on all employers to manage risks to employee mental health, and specifically required employers to have a system to prevent bullying and harassment.
In January 2013, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released a new national standard called ‘CSA-Z1003 Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace’. While still a ‘voluntary standard’ it is clearly evident that these changes are coming, and that employers must take action.
ICBA’s Overview of the New Workplace ‘Psychological Safety’ Requirements presentation is aimed at business owners, senior managers and HR professionals who want to better understand what the law now requires their organizations to do, and how they can meet their obligations. But rather than focusing on the ‘what’ of these standards, this presentation focuses on the ‘why.’ Evidence suggests that the same activities that create ‘psychologically safe’ workplaces can also create:
- Reduced turnover of staff
- Increased productivity, safety, and quality
- Improved employee engagement
Topics to be covered in the session include:
- A review of the new requirements and standards.
- What a ‘Psychological Health and Safety Management System’ (PHSMS) looks like.
- Corporate Culture and your ‘Brand’: What makes you different from the competition?
- The Pro’s and Con’s: How can your business benefit from these changes?
Where and When
Friday, April 26
Course information and registration
Other courses coming up soon:
Construction Contracts and Contract Law: This Gold Seal Certified Course starts April 18 and is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law, liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour.
Occupational First Aid Level 1: A one-day course on April 13 designed to cover all medical techniques considered to be within the responsibility of the Occupational First Aid Level 1 Attendant as required by WorkSafeBC (WCB).
ICBA offers a wide range of courses. You can check out the complete course offerings here.