OHCOW, together with our partner developers, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), launched StressAssess Workplace Edition on Friday, October 27th as part of the Occ-tober Symposium on Occupational Health and Disease Prevention in Mississauga.
StressAssess is a free, evidence-based online survey tool designed to assist workplaces in identifying psychosocial hazards that can lead to stress and mental injury, providing suggestions and pathways to address them, thus preventing harm. It is simple to use, fosters a team approach, and includes a Wizard to support preparation, implementation and subsequent problem solving. StressAssess is particularly timely given the recognition of Chronic Mental Stress as compensable in Ontario beginning January 1, 2018. Plus reducing stress and promoting Workplace Mental Health is good business on many levels.