Psychological Health and Safety

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    The FFPL Board is committed to fostering a psychologically healthy and safe workplace, in keeping with the FFPLTC’s stated values of accountability and inclusivity. It is in everyone’s common interest to promote and enhance a working relationship consistent with the principles of mutual respect, confidentiality, and cooperation.

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    1. Psychological or mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
    2. Psychological safety is “the absence of harm, and/or threat of harm, to mental well-being that a worker might experience”
    3. Psychologically healthy and safe workplace is “a workplace that promotes workers’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health including preventing harm in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways”
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    Psychological Health and Safety Management System (PHSMS)

    1. The FFPL Board and Staff will establish, promote, and maintain a PSHMS in accordance with the CSA Group's Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace national standard of Canada
    2. The PHSMS will be written and implemented by the CEO with input from staff
    3. The PHSMS will be evaluated on an annual basis to ensure its ongoing effectiveness. The evaluation process will include staff input.
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