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(BSI Standards Development) Occupational health and safety management: Psychological health and safety at work: managing psychosocial risks - Guidelines

20 August 2020

The BSI has put its Guideline on Occupational health and safety management: Psychological health and safety at work: managing psychosocial risks out for consultation.

This document provides guidance with respect to managing psychosocial risk within an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system based on ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety management systems — requirements with guidance for use.

It enables organisations to prevent work-related injury and ill health of their workers and other interested parties, and to promote well-being at work.

It is applicable to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors, for the development, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of healthy and safe workplaces.

Please note: you will have to register with the BSI to view the guidelines.

Getting Involved

The BPS is reliant upon the expert psychological expertise of our members in order to provide evidence based responses to a whole range of stakeholders including government departments and policy decision makers.

The response is being led by Andrew Baldwin, BPS Policy Advisor (Occupational).

If you are interested in contributing to this, please contact us directly at [email protected]

The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Monday 21st September

Given the nature of this consultation, we can organise a brief teleconference with the lead, Andrew Baldwin so that any feedback can be discussed directly.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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