Traumatic psychological injuries (TPI) may occur in workers who experience or witness a traumatic event at work (for example: an actual or threatened death or serious injury leading to ongoing psychological distress).
Injuries can include anxiety disorder, acute stress reactions, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder and depression. TPI symptoms may start as quickly as one month after a traumatic event or after myriad events perceived as traumatic. Symptoms may also appear years after the occurrence of the event/s.
The TPI treatment team provides psychological and functional treatment to prepare workers for a safe return to work. This treatment may include exposure therapy, education, coping strategies, exercises and physiotherapy.
WorkSafeNB offers a comprehensive TPI program.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Mayo Clinic