Mayday, Mayday is an internationally recognized cry for help, and Mayday itself celebrates the contribution of workers the world over, both of which apply to the critically important subject of Workplace Mental Health, especially as we all strive to cope with the impact of the ongoing global pandemic.
Workplace Mental Health Series 2021
This 5 week series draws speakers from across Ontario and around the world to highlight and share solutions to Workplace Mental Health, and Stress and Injury Prevention with consideration for both the new, and (hopefully soon-to-be-restored), normal.
Fridays at 10:00 am EDT* * Eastern Daylight Time
ALL WEBINARS ARE PROVIDED FREE-OF-CHARGE ...but we require you to register, so that we can track numbers and send you access information, etc. We also ask for feedback and evaluation for quality assurance and sustainability of our programs. NOTE: OHCOW webinar registration is handled through eventbrite. Webinar presentation/recording is through Webex.
2. Psychosocial Hazard Regulatory Frameworks Around the World
Friday, May 7, 2021 – 10:00 am EDT
Organized and moderated by the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire International Networking Group.
Speakers/Perspectives:ARGENTINA: Current Psychosocial Risks Assessment and Regulation Framework in Argentina Authored by Cecilia Inés Cornelio, and Johanna Natalia Gerke VENEZUELA: Regulatory Framework for the Psychosocial Assessment, and Its Management, An Approach Towards Responsibility and Ethics Authored by Lisel Gutierrez INDONESIA: COPSOQ III Goes to State-owned Enterprises in Indonesia: Appreciations, Feedback, and Governmental Regulations Presented by Henndy Ginting TURKEY: Emerging Need for a National Policy on Psychosocial Risk Assessment And Monitoring In A Developing Country: A Modified Delphi Study Presented by Ceyda Sahan, S?bel Kiran, Daniela Converso, Yucal Demiral GERMANY: Regulatory Framework of COPSOQ Based Risk Assessment in Germany Presented by Hans-Joachim Lincke NETHERLANDS: Health and Safety in the Netherlands: The 'Soft' Requirements Gérard Näring interviewing Wout Fontane Pennock
3. Workplace Approaches and Solutions
Friday, May 14, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Addressing Stress in the Workplace is an ongoing, iterative, complex initiative, that is significantly rewarding individually, collectively and organizationally, but takes time, planning, effort and lots of communication.
Join experienced survey facilitators John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW and Terri Szymanski, Health and Safety Officer, OPSEU plus some of their workplace clients as they share strategies and challenges from organizations large and small, including:CAMH Initiatives to Enhance Psychological Health and Safety Working with Union Partners (ONA/OPSEU) Carrie Fletcher, VP People and Experience Carol Mundley, OPSEU JHSC Co-chair Preventing Mental Harm in the Workplace – New Guide from OHCOW
Register today to be part of this ongoing and important discussion so you can bring it home to your workplace.
4. International Intervention Lessons
Friday, May 21, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Join experienced Copenhagen Psychosocial questionnaire researchers and users from around the globe as they share success stories and challenge insights from interventions they have planned, measured and reviewed. Lessons in creativity and communication from which we can all learn.
Countries / Sessions / Presenters include:
FRANCE: International Fevelopment of the COPSOQ in a Large Multinational Company: A Common Project? Authored by Elise Chemolle, Julie Lebon et Christine Bocéréan
SPAIN: Reducing Quantitative Demands: Experience in Installation and Repair of Boilers / Reducir las exigencias cuantitativas: Experiencia en la instalación y reparación de calderas Curated by Clara Llorens
SWEDEN: Video Interview with Hanna Ljungberg and Hanne Berthelsen
CANADA: Workplace Perspective – From Where the Survey Has Been Administered on Three Occasions
5. Workplace Mental Health Resource Updates from OHCOW and Partners
Friday, May 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
This session begins with a virtual tour of OHCOW's new Workplace Mental Health webpage, which is being designed to support and build from StressAssess planning, implementation and especially, results. We welcome your input and feedback.
We will then tour other new or updated resources from trusted partners that can help you and your workplace find ways to apply the health and safety 'Recognize, Assess, Control and Evaluate' (RACE) concepts to psychosocial hazards and organizational stress risk prevention.
Speaker list and agenda to follow.
1. Worker Pandemic Experience a Year Later
[April 30, 2021]Sessions/Presenters:
A Worldwide Problem: Qualitative Analysis of Psychosocial Risks Among Nurses During COVID-19Burcu Kumbul Guler, Dokuz Eylul – University, Izmir, Turkey
Canadian Perspective: Pandemic Experience Survey Results for Healthcare, Education and Other WorkersOverview, Highlights, Lessons and Implications John Oudyk – Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) OHCOW Survey Analysis, Publications and Where To Go From Here Peter Smith, Scientific Co-Director, Institute for Work and Health (IWH) Listening Matters: Important Insights from Qualitative Analysis of PES Leonor Cedillo, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)
Discussion on Prevention Possibilities
NOTE: Event materials/resources will be posted as soon as possible following the event.