People at Work – Identifying and managing psychosocial hazards at work

09 Sep 2022
09:30 - 10:15

People at Work – Identifying and managing psychosocial hazards at work

Australian workplaces are required by law to manage risks to psychological health in the same was as risks to physical health. Beyond meeting these duties, there are numerous benefits for workplaces in implementing a psychosocial risk assessment process including:

  • Improved management of work-related psychosocial risk and prevention of psychological injury.
  • Potential improvements to worker engagement and a reduction in workers’ compensation claims related to psychological health.
  • Communication of a clear message to workers that their workplace values their mental health and wellbeing.

People at Work is a free resource to help workplaces in all industries manage risks to the psychological health and wellbeing of workers and work towards creating mentally healthy workplaces. It is a step-by-step process that can be used to identify, measure and control risks to psychological health at work.

This presentation will discuss:

  • the technical and evidence based content underpinning People at Work including psychosocial hazards and risk factors.
  • the practical resources available to assist organisations to systematically manage work-related psychological injury risks.
  • the best practice approaches for implementing psychological risk assessment in workplaces.
  • the roles of workplace parties in effective, work-related psychological injury risk-management
  • the benefits of a data repository of lead indicators in psychosocial risk management and the implications for future understanding of managing psychological harm at work.