ISO 45003 - Psychological Health and Safety
ISO 45003 provides guidance on how to establish a management system and implement effective controls for managing or eliminating psychosocial risks in the workplace. Although it was developed to support companies with an occupational health and safety management system based on ISO 45001, any organization can benefit from this global best practice. By following ISO 45003, you can create a positive working environment that enhances organizational resilience, productivity, and performance. The standard covers the recognition of psychosocial hazards, such as those resulting from working remotely, and provides examples of effective actions to manage them and improve employee well-being.
Implementing ISO 45003 can provide numerous benefits, including higher levels of discretionary effort, better recruitment, retention, and diversity, improved worker engagement, increased innovation, compliance with legal requirements, and reduced absenteeism due to stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression. By demonstrating your commitment to improving the health and well-being of your employees, you can establish a culture that promotes a positive work-life balance.