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Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – MHCC

In any given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness, with a cost to the economy estimated to be in excess of $50 billion annually. Mental health problems and illnesses are also rated one of the top three drivers of both short- and long-term disability, typically accounting for approximately 30 per cent of these claims in Canada.

To help Canadian workplaces address this, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Bureau de normalisation du Quebec and CSA Group have released the National Standard of Canada titled Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Prevention, promotion and guidance to staged implementation. It can be ordered at the following: