Psychological Health and Safety

What is psychological health and safety?

Psychological health and safety promotes worker psychological well-being and works to prevent harm to worker psychological health in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways.

It is embedded in the way people interact with one another on a daily basis; it is part of the way working conditions and management practices are structured; and it is part of the way decisions are made and communicated.

Why should a business care about the psychological health and safety of their workers?

  • risk mitigation (including compliance with existing legislation and regulation)
  • cost effectiveness
  • recruitment and retention
  • organizational excellence and sustainability

What are the positive impacts of workplaces with a positive approach to psychological health and safety?

  • better able to recruit and retain talent
  • improved employee engagement
  • enhanced productivity
  • more creative and innovative
  • higher profit levels
  • reduction of key workplace issues such as conflict, grievances, turnover, disability, injury rates, absenteeism, performance or morale problems

How does Boreal work with you do strengthen your psychological health and safety program?

  • Program development and implementation
  • Gap analysis and evaluation of current program
  • Coaching and training of management and supervisors
  • We look at thirteen workplace factors inherent to a psychologically positive workplace
    • 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
    • Engagement
    • Balance
    • Psychological protection
    • Protection of physical safety
  • Boreal's been great. They accommodate whatever it is we're after. It was an interesting process, because they came, they sat, they listened. Once they’d gathered the information and came back to us, we realized how different their approach is. They're designing a program that is specifically for Mid-City. They're not taking a generic quality management program and just altering it to fit; they got the specific vibe of our company and then created something just for us.

    They're just such pleasant people, too. So pleasant to work with. There was never any tension in a meeting. How many clients or people do you work with that you can honestly say you've never felt any sort of tension in any meetings?
    Halie Zasada, Project Manager
    Mid-City Construction Management Inc.
  • CFP was interested in procuring an engineering firm to help support the design and structural confirmation of the various fall protection projects we oversee. Boreal has been a great addition to our team and adds value to our business through timely deliverables and by making themselves always available for questions. Additionally, we were happy to find an extremely valuable resource in their safety program development. Deidra has helped us roll out our new safety manual and continues to support our safety program. Excellent service, excellent people.
    Jason Karasewich, President
    Connect Fall Protection
  • Very professional group who care about your employees and our business. However, it didn't take long to see our concerns were their concerns and all timelines were met or exceeded... getting a regimented safety program in place for our company, employees and clients that met our and the workplace expectations. We feel all our needs are met or exceeded by working with Boreal Services. We would recommend Boreal Services to anyone in the industry who wish to grow or complement their business with regards to safety expectations.
    Blair Grant, GM
    Octo Mechanical
  • Very detailed work and willing to think outside the box. Great co-operation.
    Peter Dawson, P.Eng.
    Dawson Wallace Construction
  • I’m having fantastic results with Deidra and Boreal Services. The services provided to me for the last several years now have always been timely, professional and accurate. Operating a small business and all the challenges that come with the territory I know the value in surrounding myself with a team of professionals who can be counted on to deliver. Deidra does just that every time, and that allows me to focus on my business and area of expertise.
    Mark van Bommel
  • When Santech Vibration Ltd. was looking for a Safety Consultant, Boreal Safety Consulting was highly recommended. In a very short period of time, Deidra helped develop Santech’s Safety Program, obtain SECOR certification, and overcome ISNetworld issues. And continues to provide prompt assistance as issues arise.
    Doris Smallwood
    Santech Vibration Ltd.