PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

          • Psychosocial Hazards are not actually physical or psychological hazards, but they are hazards that can ultimately affect physiological and mental health.
          • They are primarily brought on by stress in the workplace and negatively impact your employee's mental health and mental well-being.
          • When at chronic levels, they can develop into situations where individuals become overwhelmed, their coping mechanisms to deal with stress become diminished and it prevents your employees from working in a safe and healthy manner.  Leading to accidents, injuries, LTD, STD and ultimately death.

There are many Psychosocial Hazards but the one that is costing employers over $330 million in lost productivity every year is that of Chronic Fatigue.

      • When you are chronically fatigued, studies have proven that it equates to being legally drunk.
      • If you are a construction worker, operating heavy machinery, a long distance truck driver, medical personnel, emergency services, just to name a few, this can not only be a risk to your own life but you are putting other peoples lives at risk too.

You only need to take a look on our "Nutrition For Shiftworkers" page to see some of the negative mental and physiological effects of sleep deprivation and as sleep deprivation can lead to chronic fatigue, it is a serious Psychosocial Hazard that needs to be tackled as a priority.

          • When sleep deprived we lose the ability to make good nutrition choices.
          • Our ability to make good decisions and to know the difference between right and wrong is impaired.
          • Employees ability to concentrate is reduced and can lead to critical errors being made.
          • Communication skills are negatively affected, anxiety levels can rise and employees become angry and display bullying tendencies.

Some of the causes of chronic fatigue are :

        • Repeated periods of overtime and long work shifts.
        • Not being given enough time for breaks.
        • Poor nutrition choices can affect energy levels and impact sleep habits.
        • Excessive amounts of physical and emotional stress.

More and more organizations are realizing the importance of implementing Psychosocial Hazard Training alongside regular Health & Safety Training because they are so closely linked to each other when it comes to preventing accidents and injuries on the job.

Our 90-minute workshop can be incorporated into your organizations Health & Safety Training plans and will identify and highlight the mental health and physiological risks in your organization.

You will be an organization that is seen to understand the importance of your employee's well-being and will also be seen as being proactive, not reactive, with regard to the health of your workforce.



Psychosocial Risk Management & Mental Health Strategies
      • Your mental health is at risk from psychosocial hazards and incivility


Box 2 Group 547 RR#5 Winnipeg R2C 2Z2
204 -612-9255