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BSI consults on new standard for managing psychosocial risks in the work environment

BSI is asking business owners, line managers, HR and OH&S professionals and anyone else who has an interest in psychological health and well-being at work to provide feedback on a new standard for managing psychosocial risks.

The standard, ‘BS ISO 45003 Occupational health and safety management -- Psychological health and safety at work : managing psychosocial risks – Guidelines’  is currently being developed by the international occupational health and safety management technical committee (ISO/TC 283), and so far has received input from hundreds of experts from more than 40 countries.

BS ISO 45003 aims to provide guidance on protecting psychological health by managing psychosocial risk within an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. It aims to enable organizations to manage this complex and important aspect of OH&S and promote well-being at work. It covers:

  • How to identify the conditions, circumstances and workplace demands that can impact the psychological health and well-being of workers
  • How to identify primary risk factors and assess them to determine what changes are can be made to limit those risks; and
  • How to control work-related hazards and manage psychosocial risk within an OH&S management system.

The deadline for comments is October 4th 2020. Take part here.

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