NOM 035-STPS-2016 Project
Dear Clients and Friends:
On October 26, 2016, the Mexican Federal Government published on the Official Gazette of the Federation Project of the Official Mexican Norm PROY-NOM-035-STPS-2016 (Psychosocial Risk-Identification and Prevention Factors).
The purpose of this NORM is to establish the elements to identify and prevent psychosocial risk factors and to promote a favorable organizational environment in the workplace.
The project of Official Mexican Norm is aimed at prevention, so it requires that the work centers implement and disseminate a policy of prevention of psychosocial risks, promotion of favorable organizational environment and prevention of labor violence.
In addition, this Project of Official Mexican Norm establishes measures for the prevention of psychosocial risk factors, promotion of the favorable organizational environment, and attention to practices that oppose the organizational environment and acts of violence at the workplace, in order to promote conditions such as: social relations at workplace in which mutual support is promoted in the solution of work problems, respect for the duration of the work shifts; the prevention of acts of harassment, harassment or ill-treatment against workers, encouraging workers to develop skills or skills and, consequently, improving working conditions and productivity.
The Project of Official Mexican Norm foresees the identification of psychosocial risk factors and the evaluation of the organizational environment. To this end, it incorporates two instruments that aim to be the mechanisms that help employers in making decisions with greater precision, with respect to the measures for prevention and control of psychosocial risk factors, in benefit of workers’ health, since through these instruments it is possible to identify problems and guide the implementation of solutions. These are tools oriented to the identification that allows to specify actions in order to prevent the effects and consequences of psychosocial risk factors.
This project Norm will enter into effect the following year of its publication.
For further reference please go to http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5458430&fecha=26/10/2016 to view the Spanish version of the corresponding Project Norm.
We will keep you posted on further developments.
Ernesto Velarde Danache, Inc.