Element 4: Roles & Responsibilities

Element 4: Roles & Responsibilities

Your organization should identify an individual(s) who will be responsible for incorporating psychological health and safety into your current safety and health program. The roles and responsibilities of those responsible for psychological injury and illness prevention should be clear. To help with this process, consider the following:
  • As with all other safety and health programming, safety and health starts at the top - have a clear leader who will assign resources.
  • Identify a champion who is well respected in the workplace who can move this agenda forward.  In organizations with organized labour, champions should come from both management and labour. For more tips on identifying a champion view the Assembling the Pieces Guide, pg. 24.
  • Add joint committee roles in psychological health and safety to the committee's terms of reference.

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