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Moving to Action Implementing Workplace Safety & Prevention Services' Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap 19 What is required to achieve excellence with a workplace psychological health and safety strategy? Completing this building block requires the employer to be clear on what the National Standard recommends with respect to policies, programs, measurement, reporting, investigation, and auditing. A core action for implementing a psychological health and safety strategy is a gap analysis to determine how aligned the organization is to the National Standard. (For two examples of audit or gap analysis tools, see the tools in the National Standard and in the Assembling the Pieces implementation guide. The Roadmap Quick Start Guide, soon to be released by WSPS, also includes a gap analysis tool aligned to the National Standard and Roadmap building blocks.) The results of the gap analysis can help to shape the plan to bring the organization into conformity with the National Standard. Elements to be addressed in this building block include ensuring that: • policy, commitment, and engagement are in place; • planning and auditing cycles are defined and in place; • evaluation and corrective action strategy is in place; • management review and continual improvement plan is in place. 37 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Ontario, "WSIB Health and Safety Excellence program." How is excellence achieved? For organizations in the province of Ontario, the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program is a performance-based incentive program that defines a pathway for how businesses can improve workplace health and safety. This program defines what is needed for excellence, including a focus on psychological health and safety that is consistent with the National Standard. 37 Adopting the National Standard's Plan–Do–Check– Act (PDCA) approach can help an organization mature and evolve their strategy. Overcoming barriers • Educate leaders on what the National Standard is and the value for adopting it. • Increase clarity or understanding of what adopting the National Standard means with respect to resources, effort, and commitment. • Train those internal resources who can help implement and maintain a psychological health and safety strategy. Conclusion The Roadmap is a new tool ready to be tested in the field. Research over the last year was a first step in the journey of developing this Roadmap. Future plans include gathering evidence from Ontario organizations who implement the Roadmap.

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