The project partners in association with the British Standards Institution are developing a standard on psychosocial risk management in the form of a publicly available specification PAS1010. Psychosocial risk management forms part of the European Council Directive 89/391/EEC, which stipulates the assessment and management of all types of risks to workers’ health as employers’ responsibility. There is currently no recognized standard or official benchmark for good practice for psychosocial risk assessment and management so the new BSI standard, called a PAS (Publicly Available Specification), will help assessors address this area of workplace health. The standard, and accompanying training course being developed as part of the PRIMAeT project, will be of major benefit to HR Managers, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, therapists, managers of small and medium sized enterprises.
BSI is leading the development of the standard with a steering group which includes representatives of University of Nottingham , the World Health Organization, the Health and Safety Executive, the PRIMA consortium, the European Commission and several other European and international occupational health and safety organizations