2012 will see the issue of a new National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CSA Z1003/BNQ 9700).
This standard calls for the routine assessment and abatement of hazards to mental health originating in the way work is managed and organized. It addresses unnecessary and avoidable mental injuries that can result from careless, negligent, reckless and sometimes intentional acts and omissions leading to depression, anxiety, burnout and worse.
In this webinar, the co-author of Preventing Workplace Meltdown (Carswell 2011) talk about ways in which employers can prevent the loss and liability associated with mental injuries by nurturing psychologically safe working environments.
Through the lens of actual case examples participants will:
•See how mental injuries can arise even in otherwise well run workplaces
•Learn how these injuries can often be prevented through the adoption of well established practices and policies
•Understand the “must dos” of the psychologically safe workplace
This webinar includes 1.5 recertification points.
PRESENTERS: Mary Ann Baynton, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Mary Ann is a co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer’s guide to providing a psychologically safe workplace and provides consulting services to organizations and unions that wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health. These services include individual return to work planning, conflict management, management training, keynote addresses, workshops, strategies that assess and address organizational mental health risk factors and project management.
As the former Director of Mental Health Works, an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario, Mary Ann helped to create a multiple award-winning national training program. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace which is a long-term public service commitment by Great-West Life to this very important social and economic issue. Projects through the Centre are making valuable tools, resources and information publicly available through the Centre’s website to all Canadians.
Mary Ann also serves as a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Technical Committee on the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.