Requirements for the protection of mental health in the workplace

29-06-2023 - 15:06
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On 28 June, EMPL Members heard a presentation of a study that the committee commissioned on "Minimum health and safety requirements for the protection of mental health in the workplace.” This study examines the existing national legislation and best practices implemented in EU Member States concerning the safeguarding of mental health in the workplace.

It highlights the inadequacy of current EU and national efforts in effectively protecting employees from psychosocial risks. Consequently, the study concludes that EU-level legislation is necessary to establish minimum health and safety requirements specifically addressing work-related psychosocial risks and promoting mental health in the workplace. After the presentation Members had an exchange of views with the Commission, including on the recent Commission communication on comprehensive approach to mental health.