National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Mental health is as important as physical health.  As a business owner in Canada, you should ensure that the workplace you provide to your employees is safe and healthy both physically and mentally.




There are 13 factors for assessing mental health in the workplace as listed below:

  1. Organizational Culture
  2. Psychological and Social Support
  3. Clear Leadership and Expectations
  4. Civility and Respect
  5. Psychological Demands
  6. Growth and Development
  7. Recognition and Reward
  8. Involvement and Influence
  9. Workload Management
  10. Engagement
  11. Balance
  12. Psychological Protection
  13. Protection of Physical Safety


Organizational Culture


Psychological and Social Support


Clear Leadership and Expectations


Civility and Respect


Psychological Demands


Growth and Development


Recognition and Reward


Involvement and Influence


Workload Management






Psychological Protection


Protection of Physical Safety