SUMMARY: This framework provides policy recommendations related to potential impact on psychological health and safety. It covers the five elements of a standard management approach (policy, plan, implement, check and review), and applies it against different employment life cycle stages.

A group of executives, labour leaders, health and safety professionals, government agency representatives and experts in law and policy came together to look at the implications of Dr. Martin Shain's paper entitled Tracking the Perfect Legal Storm: Converging systems create mounting pressure to create the psychologically safe workplace. The group was tasked with considering what employers need to know and/or access to provide a psychologically safe workplace in today's economic environment. The full report is also available here.

The following adaptation takes the five elements of a standard management approach (policy, planning, implementation, evaluation and review) and applies it against different employment life cycle stages.

Use this to help guide your own policy planning and review.

Policy and commitment

Planning

Implementation

Evaluation and corrective actions

Review