Congress has passed an act establishing a National Mental Health Policy and addressing the need for more integrated mental health services in the public and private sectors. It contains a provision requiring employers to develop “appropriate” mental health policies and programs. The text containing this requirement is on Page 20 of this act.
Additional information: http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2018/06jun/20180620-RA-11036-RRD.pdf.
On June 15, 2018, Belgium’s Council of Ministers approved a draft Royal Decree on projects for the primary prevention of burnout at work (within companies). As of July 1, 2018, an employer from the private sector or a joint committee will be able to submit a subsidy application to support pilot projects that propose an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the primary prevention of psychosocial risks, particularly burnout. It must concern collective actions such as guidance in determining, applying, and evaluating prevention measures, a research project, or the development of prevention or intervention tools.
Projects can be submitted from July 1, 2018 to September 15, 2018 and will be implemented from December 15, 2018 until December 14, 2019 at the latest. The submission form became available July 1, 2018 on the website of the NAR and the FPS Employment.
Additional information: http://www.werk.belgie.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=47796. http://www.cnt-nar.be/Dossier-NL-burnout.htm.
Colombia has issued Resolution 2423 of 2018, which establishes technical parameters for breastfeeding rooms in the workplace. This Resolution establishes requirements for the design, equipment, and registration of lactation rooms. It came into force on June 8, 2018.
Additional information: http://www.colcob.com/noticolcob/index.php/panorama/item/101-resolucion-2423-de-2018-texto-completo.
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