OSH training: Psychosocial Health Prevention and work standards

Many European firms apparently don’t comply with the legal requirement to implement psychosocial risk assessments. PsyHealth worXs! shows occupational safety and health managers how to provide this vital support.


Although European companies are legally required to implement a psychosocial risk assessment as part of their occupational safety management, a study found that fewer than 30% of European companies comply. The apparent cause for the policy practitioner gap is lack of knowledge, and PsyHealth worXs! was established to correct this problem. This online training gives occupational safety and health professionals and managers not only information on how to set up a psychosocial risk assessment but also trainings, guidance and practical strategies for the entire process. The development of the online material will be based on scientific grounds and guided by a needs assessment involving co-creation activities with the target audience. The PsyHealth worXs! programme will seek to scale out their training product by establishing a sponsorship to tailor the online course to company-specific needs. Ultimately, the knowledge distributed through PsyHealth worXs! will strengthen prevention and provide occupational safety and health stakeholders a tool for optimising work standards for employees at their workplace.

Jessica Lang
| Activity Lead | RWTH Aachen