National Safe Work Month (Week 2)
This weeks theme is 'Mental Health'
This week during National Safe Work Month focuses on how to identify psychosocial hazards and manage risks.
Mental (psychological) health, just like physical health, is an important part of work health and safety. Preventing psychological harm is an essential part of creating a healthy and safe workplace. Work-related psychological injuries have a significant impact on workers, their families and business. These injuries may result in longer time away from work and cost more than other injuries.
What are Psychosocial hazards?
Psychosocial hazards are anything at work that could cause psychological harm.
Psychosocial hazards can come from:
- the way the work is designed and managed
- the working environment including any equipment or things used for the work, and
- work relationships and behaviours, including bullying, harassment, discrimination, aggression and violence.
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