StressAssess Survey Tool and App

Workplace Edition

StressAssess Workplace Edition 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, and thus preventing harm. 

A screenshot of the landing page of the StressAssess Survey Tool

StressAssess 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 as of January 1, 2018.

Plus, reducing stress and promoting Workplace Mental Health is good business on many levels.

The StressAssess Survey is based on the latest version of the internationally recognized Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ III),
along with additional questions generated by the OHCOW (and partner) developed Mental Injury Toolkit.

The survey compares workplaces against a validated Canadian dataset generated by Ekos Research
under the direction of OHCOW and the Institute for Work and Health in 2016*.


Visit the Stressassess Page.

StressAssess Personal Edition now available as an App!

Compare your stressors to averages across Canada 
Your input is entirely confidential. Ideas to improve psychological health and safety provided.
You decide what can work for you, and then use the app to compare your results over time.

Screenshot of the opening screen of the StressAssess app

Screenshot of a question screen from the OHCOW StressAssess App

Screenshot of a question screen from the OHCOW StressAssess App

Screenshot of the history screen from the OHCOW StressAssess App

Screenshot of your score screen from the OHCOW StressAssess App

Screenshot of the results screen from the OHCOW StressAssess App

Additional resources related to StressAssess include:

*A Canada‐Wide Survey of Workplace Psychosocial Conditions

A presentation by the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH).

Tools for Workers to Measure Stress Exposure

An OHCOW presentation on identifying and measuring stress exposure in the workplace, particularly using StressAssess.


This survey tool and app is the result of a valuable and productive professional collaboration: combining the expertise of the Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) with the technological knowledge and communication skills of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Inquiries or requests for additional support can be addressed to