Does the OHSA cover psychosocial hazards? Yes! | The Ontario Federation of Labour

Does the OHSA cover psychosocial hazards? Yes!

January 10, 2022
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Workplace factors that have the potential to cause or contribute to psychological or physical harm if not adequately eliminated or controlled, ideally at the source. Examples of workplace factors include work demands, work organization, job characteristics, and offensive behaviours. Psychosocial hazards are identifiable, measurable, controllable and preventable. If not addressed, they can lead to psychological as well as physical harm, such as musculoskeletal injuries and cardiovascular events.

This support document for workers and their advocates defines psychosocial hazards and outlines how they can and should be addressed.

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