Course Details

Occupational Stress and other psychosocial risks

Course Area

Health, Safety and Well-being


Available for 365 days after enrollment

Approximate Course Run Time

2 hours

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

USD $200.00

E-learning content is available on demand


Course Details

This Occupational Stress and other psychosocial risks course includes 7 hazards modules:

  • Stress
  • Remote, isolated & lone working
  • Shift work and fatigue
  • Substance misuse
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Musculo-skeletal

Work-related stress describes the physical, mental, and emotional reactions of workers who feel they don’t have the abilities or resources to meet the demands placed upon them. It can also be caused by the experience, threat, or fear of intimidation, harassment, or violence. As we will see in this module, many of the causes of stress can be tackled as long as there are open and clear communications – and in this regard managers have a key role to play.

Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion, lack of quality sleep, or disruption to the circadian rhythms. It is one of the most widespread of all workplace hazards – it literally occurs in every industry all over the world.

Substance misuse covers problematic consumption of alcohol and prescribed or over the counter medication, as well as the use of illegal drugs and ‘legal highs’. While alcohol and drug-related problems may develop for a variety of reasons and over a considerable period of time, they can have devastating effects on the worker and their family, as well as being the cause of serious incidents within the workplace.

Noise can be defined as unwanted or unpleasant sound. In this topic we will look at some of the causes of noise in the workplace, the types of harm it can cause, and controls that will minimize or eliminate noise hazards.

Vibration is defined as a continuous slight shaking movement, or a series of small, fast movements back and forth or from side to side. Where they cannot be eliminated, a variety of other controls are available that can help reduce the impact of vibration hazards.

The management of occupational stress and psychosocial risks is an important part of enhancing employee well-being and engagement.

The course is aligned to support implementation of ISO 45001 and ISO 45003, but can be used by any professional interested occupational stress, psychosocial risks and psychological health and safety management.

E-Learning - training that’s even more flexible

If you require an overview Occupational Stress and other psychosocial risks and are confident enough not to need tutor-led training, this online, self-paced course offers you complete flexibility.

You can study in your own time when it suits you, and you can access the course from any internet-enabled device 24/7.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone involved in the ISO 45001 and ISO 45003 implementation
  • ISO 45001 and ISO 45003 internal and lead auditors
  • Anyone involved in health and safety risk management
  • Anyone involved in emergency planning or business continuity / resilience within an organization
  • Health and Safety representatives and Trade Union representatives
  • Anyone involved in human resources and people management
  • Any manager
  • Any employee

What will I learn?

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what emergency planning involves in the context of an OH&SMS.
  • List the events that typically occur during an emergency.
  • Ask key questions that check if an effective emergency plan is in place.
  • Describe the three levels of cause that lie behind most accidents and incidents.
  • List the insights that can be brought to light by an investigation.
  • Make informed decisions about when to investigate and what process to follow.

Describe how human factors contribute to accidents and incidents.

What will I gain?

On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.


  • Stress
  • Remote, Isolated, and Lone Working
  • Shift Work and Fatigue
  • Substance Misuse
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

Live Online Classes

Certified, convenient, and interactive, with no travel costs.

Private Class

Interested in a private or customized version of this course? Request a quote.


For questions regarding any of our courses, contact us or call 1.800.217.1390.


For questions regarding any of our courses, contact us or call 800.217.1390 (USA) 800.862.6752 (Canada)

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