Workers

Getting Started – Committees

​​​Health and Safety Committees

Occupational health and safety (OHS) committees can play a big role in helping to incorporate the Standard into an existing OHS program. This includes being actively involved in the development and implementation of a psychological health and safety program and working to identify any workplace hazards that may affect the psychological health and safety of workers. 

​ To get started, OHS committees should:

  • Become familiar with the 13 factors that impact psychological health and safety in the workplace.
  • Participate in a Guarding Minds at Work psychological health and safety workplace assessment.
  • Bring workplace psychological health and safety issues forward to leadership and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Train committee members in psychological health and safety and/or mental health first aid.  
  • Promote a work environment that is psychologically healthy and safe.
  • Build improving workplace psychological health and safety into the committee’s mandate.

Resources

Video Testimonials

These video testimonials put together by Mental Health Commission of Canada highlight some of the organizations across Canada who are working to improve psychological health and safety by adopting the Standard.