Title PRIMAeT: Psychosocial Risk Management – Vocational Education and Training
Project Number 502836-LLP-1-2009-1-UK-LEONARDO-LMP
Product PRIMAeT - Psychosocial Risk Management e-Training (D6, D7 and D10)
Title PRIMAeT - Psychosocial Risk Management e-Training (D6, D7 and D10)
Product Type open and distance learning
Marketing Text PRIMAeT developed a training course delivered online by means of an interactive virtual learning environment (VLE). The training package includes information to raise awareness as well as tools that can be used at enterprise level to prevent and manage psychosocial risks. The training programme has been built on research conducted through the PRIMA-EF project and focuses on the development of innovative ICT-based contents for promoting psychosocial risk management at the workplace. It allows users to not just learn about good practice but also share good practice on the VLE. The training programme is available in English, Italian, German, Polish, French and Finnish.
Contents of the PRIMAeT modules:
Module 1: Psychosocial risks in the workplace
This module provides an overview of psychosocial risks, their prevalence and impact. It also establishes the case for psychosocial risk management and provides a short overview of the psychosocial risk management process. It includes pod casts on the business case for psychosocial risk management and how to promote employee engagement and develop a positive psychosocial work environment.
Module 2: Psychosocial risk management
This module provides an overview of the psychosocial risk management process. It describes and explains each step in the process and covers risk assessment to action plan development and evaluation.
Module 3: Work-related stress
The module on work-related stress explains what it is, how common it is, what causes it and how it can affect health and safety of workers and organisations. It includes pod casts on expert opinion about work-related stress and videos about people’s stories and experiences about the consequences of and dealing with work-related stress. Information about the European social partners' agreement on work-related stress is also provided.
Module 4: Workplace harassment
This module covers harassment (or bullying) in the workplace. Like the previous modules, it describes what is meant with workplace harassment (bullying), gives information about the prevalence, antecedents and causes of workplace harassment as well as about consequences of harassment at work. A leading expert offers his views and you can hear about people’s own experiences.
Module 5: Dealing with psychosocial risks: Advice for employers/managers
The module provides a concise summary of employers’ responsibilities for the management of psychosocial risks. It then provides simple guidance on how to deal with psychosocial risks, also addressing the role of line managers. The module also provides a case about how an employers’ association has dealt with psychosocial risks and work-related stress.
Module 6: Dealing with psychosocial risks: Advice for employee representatives
This module provides simple guidance on the role of employee representatives. It discusses how employee representatives can provide support to both employers and employees in dealing with psychosocial risks. The module also includes some exercises for employee representatives.
Module 7: Dealing with psychosocial risks: Advice for employees
This module provides simple guidance to employees on what psychosocial risks are, what causes them and their effect. It covers both employer and employee responsibilities for dealing with psychosocial risks. It also offers advice on how employees can deal with work-related stress and harassment at an individual level. The module includes case studies on people’s experiences.
Module 8: Dealing with psychosocial risks: Advice for occupational health and safety professionals
The module reviews key responsibilities of everyone concerned in the psychosocial risk management process. It specifically addresses the role of occupational health and safety professionals in supporting the implementation of the psychosocial risk management process. The Secretary General of the International Commission on Occupational Health talks about what they do to address psychosocial risks. Policy experts from the World Health Organization and the International Labour Office offer their views on policy developments for psychosocial risks.
Resource Section: Dealing with psychosocial risks: Country examples and Policies
This resource section provides brief summaries of the situation in relation to psychosocial risk management in different countries. For each of these countries, it includes information on the prevalence of psychosocial risks, work-related stress and workplace harassment. It also provides an outline of national legislation and other relevant policies as well as case studies. The section also covers key policies of relevance to psychosocial risks and their management both at the EU and international levels. It provides an overview of both legislation and guidance in this area.
Target group Employers/managers, employees, occupational health practitioners, labour inspectors
Result The course has been developed on 'Moodle' and is available for registration at http://prima-ef.org/primaet.aspx. All training materials developed as part of the project are available on the course. The training materials have been translated and the course is avaiable in 6 languages.
Area of application Training and awareness raising