This article breaks down five common psychosocial hazards that can exist within the workplace and the potential solutions for how they can be mitigated or managed.
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Most of us spend a large portion of our days at work. Our work can provide us with a valuable sense of purpose, as well as the practicalities of earning money to provide for ourselves, and in some cases our families, and live our lives outside of the workplace.
Managing the psychosocial hazards at your workplace is more than just compliance and numbers. For your employees, the impacts can extend outside the workplace and can bleed into all aspects of their lives.
Previously, the management of psychosocial risks has been unregulated Australian workplaces. However, after multiple WHS legislation reviews, State and Territory Ministers have committed to introducing regulations to elevate psychological health and safety.