Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other

Creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other


Workplace mental health: OSHA publishes new fact sheet


Photo: Drazen_/iStockphoto

Washington — A new fact sheet from OSHA is intended to help employers prioritize workers’ mental health.

“Mental health is an important component of overall well-being and is equally as vital as physical health for all employees,” OSHA says. “Mental health concerns due to work have the potential to adversely impact an employee’s social interactions, productivity, performance and absenteeism.”

The fact sheet – available in English and Spanish – outlines the effects of stress, traumatic events and substance use disorders on a worker’s mental health. It also touches on suicide, listing ways to contact crisis counselors.

OSHA says it plans to incorporate information from the fact sheet into the introduction of its 10- and 30-hour outreaching training courses.

McCraren Compliance offers a full range of safety and health training and consulting services. Plus we can help you incorporate well-being into your traditional systems in order to support the Total Worker Health of your workforce.

Call 888-758-4757, email or visit our website

Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication