Psychological Health and Safety Index Survey (PHSI-S)

The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2018) defines psychological health as 'a state of complete physical, social, and mental well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community'

The same standard defines psychological safety as 'the absence of harm and/or threat of harm to mental well-being that a worker might experience' and states that a psychologically healthy and safe workplace is 'a workplace that promotes workers' psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health including in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways'

The IOPHS has researched, developed and standardised the Psychological Health and Safety Index Survey (PHSI-S), based on ISO 45003.  View the technical manual here.  The PHSI-S is an organisational survey, which measures employees' perception of their psychological health and safety in the workplace, as it pertains to six psychological health and safety dimensions:

  • Psychological Hazards-Safety
  • Psychological Resources
  • Psychological Health
  • Physical Health
  • Stress-Fatigue-Burnout
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Coping Capability

The survey also measures and  reports on occupational psychological health and safety risk indexes, as well as a composite occupational psychological health index. 

The Psychological Health and Safety Index Survey (PHSI-S) is a reflection of an organisation's employees' experience and perception of the six psychological health and safety dimensions in the workplace.

An example of a survey report can be accessed by clicking here