Safe Work Australia's National Guidance Material: Work-related psychological health and safety – A systematic approach to meeting your duties will help employers and workers understand and meet their duties concerning psychological health and safety in the workplace. Taking preventative action works.
Dr Peta Miller, Special Adviser for Safe Work Australia, said we know what causes psychological harm in the workplace and that taking preventative action works. “Our new national guidance material is essential reading for anyone who wants to build a healthy and safe workplace. It provides guidance on the causes of work-related psychological harm, advice on how to intervene early, and ideas and strategies for taking preventative action.”
Work-related psychological injury is expensive - it’s estimated that poor psychological health and safety costs Australian organisations $6 billion per annum in lost productivity. This guidance material provides a step-by-step process for managing psychological injury, intervening early and for taking preventative action to prevent your workers becoming ill or sustaining a psychological injury.
We also recommend that you watch Dr Peta Miller's presentation on the drivers of Safe Work Australia’s new authoritative guidance material for addressing psychological workplace health and safety.discusses the drivers of Safe Work Australia’s new authoritative guidance material for addressing psychological workplace health and safety.