OHS Canada Magazine

PODCAST: Maintaining mental health through COVID-19

Strategies on protecting employees’ psychological safety during a pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, concerns about mental health are increasing.

Emma Ashurst, manager of inquiries and technical services with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Hamilton, Ont., recently joined OHS Canada editor Marcel Vander Wier on the Safe Zone podcast for a conversation about how organizations can better protect their workforce during these unprecedented times.

Ashurst discusses the most common mental-health issues workers face as a result of working in isolation, typical warning signs, best practices for protecting remote staff and essential workers, as well as tips for leaders working with teams.