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Psychological Health and Safety Awareness

eCourse Psychological Health and Safety Awareness

Workplace health and safety has focused on protecting employees from physical harm. With growing scientific evidence and legal obligation to protect the psychological well-being of workers, employers are recognizing the importance of both physical and mental health at work.

Duration: 20 Minutes
Price per person: Free

Overview

Historically, workplace health and safety has focused on protecting employees from physical harm. With growing scientific evidence and legal obligation to protect the psychological well-being of workers, employers are recognizing the importance of both physical and mental health at work.

This free, 20-minute course provides an introduction to workplace mental health, including an overview of the six categories of psychosocial factors and how they impact the psychological health of individuals and groups. Participants will develop an understanding of the role they play in promoting mental health at work.

What topics will be covered?
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  • Why is workplace mental health important 
  • The six types of psychosocial factors and how they affect the mental health of groups and individuals
  • Addressing psychosocial factors in the workplace
  • Roles and responsibilities: how employers and workers can promote psychological health and safety at work.
What are the benefits?
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  • Recognize the importance of psychological health and safety in the workplace
  • Describe what is psychological health and safety and what are psychosocial factors
  • Identify responsibilities of employees and employers when it comes to psychological health and safety
Average time to complete this course is approximately 20 minutes.
Who is this recommended for?
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This course is recommended for anyone interested in learning about psychological health and safety at work.

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Also available in French.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EPHSA-P3100EN

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

©Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All rights Reserved. E-Course description and content provided by CCOHS under license with WSPS. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution strictly prohibited.