Online tool helps workplaces address stress and mental injury

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A new online survey tool assists workplaces in identifying and addressing psychosocial hazards that can lead to stress and mental injury.

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) created StressAssess so workplaces can anonymously, collectively and confidentially gather information about current work conditions and psychosocial hazards.

The free tool guides administrators through a five step process supported by instructions, templates and reminders. Upon completion of the survey, a summary report is provided. Along with comparisons against validated national averages, it includes practical ideas for action to help workplaces address identified concerns.

While the survey tool is meant to diagnose the workplace (not the worker), the website also includes a personal edition for individuals interested in measuring their own level and sources of stress.

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