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Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An Employer's Guide to Maintaining a Psychologically Safe Workplace
A Carswell Implementation Guide
By: Martin Shain, S.J.D., Mary Ann Baynton, M.S.W., R.S.W.
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With the new National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace recently released you will need to turn to Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An Employer's Guide to Maintaining a Psychologically Safe Workplace. This book is about mental injuries in the workplace – what they are, how to assess the risks of their occurrence, how to prevent legal liability for them and how to create psychologically safe workplaces. Mental injury at work has become a recognized category of harm in the law over the last 15 years and every year it becomes more important for employers to understand what it is and how to prevent it. In this book, the authors combine their perspectives on the legal imperative to provide a psychologically safe work environment with strategies and stories that come from actual experiences in the field of workplace mental health. Both authors were involved in the development of the new Standard and as a result their recommendations made in this book have been supported and advanced by the Standard. By sharing the worst case scenario – being held legally liable for causing mental injury to an employee – along with the successful approaches used by others, you will learn what to avoid as well as practical strategies to prevent problems.
About the Author
Dr. Martin Shain, S.J.D. is principal and founder of the Neighbour at Work Centre®, a consulting agency in workplace mental health established in 2004 []. Formerly he was a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is an adjunct lecturer in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, University of Toronto. Drawing on his background in law and social science, Martin consults with workplace stakeholders to help them understand and address their current and emerging responsibilities to provide and maintain psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. Martin wrote three policy discussion papers that form key foundations for the new National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (2013), a preliminary outline of which he first proposed in "Stress, Mental Injury and the Law" in 2009 []. He is an ongoing core member of the Technical Committee that developed the Standard into its present form and a member of a five-person Expert Panel that advises worksites participating in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's case study on implementation of the Standard. Martin helped develop the criteria for Canada's Safest Employers Psychological Safety Award and subsequently served as a judge to review applications for the first two years of its existence.
Mary Ann Baynton provides services to organizations who wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health through Mary Ann Baynton & Associates Consulting. As the former director of Mental Health Works , an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, she helped create a multiple-award winning program. Mary Ann serves as the Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, a long-term public service commitment by Great-West Life. Projects through the Centre are publicly available through As a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Workforce Advisory Committee Mary Ann contributes to various projects including A Leadership Framework for Advancing Workplace Mental Health . Mary Ann acknowledges that it is those who have experienced mental health issues and those who want to help them in the workplace that are responsible for the value of her work, including the strategies shared in this book.