A new draft international standard is currently being developed aims to provide guidance on protecting psychological health by managing psychosocial risk within an occupational health and safety management system applicable to all organisations and sectors to develop, implement, maintain and continual improve safe and healthy workplaces.
Based on ‘ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems, it covers:
- How to identify the conditions,
- Circumstances and workplace demands, that can impact the psychological health and well-being of workers;
- How to identify primary risk factors and assess them to determine what changes are can be made to limit those risks;
- How to control work-related hazards and manage psychosocial risk within an OH and S management system.
Publication of 45003 is expected by mid-2021.