National Standards For Mental Health In The Workplace: A Catalyst For Commitment
Standards by definition are appealing because they are designed to establish an achievable level and
Standards by definition are appealing because they are designed to establish an achievable level and example of quality. Merriam Webster defines “standard” as “having recognized and permanent value.” Such is the goal of applying standards of mental health in the workplace – establishing mental health as a recognized and permanentvalue within organizations.
Physical health standards have been in place in the workplace for decades in the form of workplace safety rights, occupational health and ergonomics. Workplace safety is now a widespread organizational value in the U.S., in large part due to the prioritization it has been given at the national level.