Browsing: Psychosocial issues

TUE
1:54PM

Major employer failing to prevent bullying and harassment, or comply with "positive duty"

A major equal opportunity review, providing important lessons for all employers, has found more than 50 per cent of Ambulance Victoria employees have experienced bullying, and few feel "very safe" at work. It makes 24 recommendations for addressing power imbalances and encouraging a speak-up culture.

THU
3:10PM

Enforcing COVID rules taking a toll on workers' wellbeing

Australian workers are suffering significant stress from enforcing COVID-19 rules for customers, and their managers must adopt a zero-tolerance approach to customer abuse with the busy Christmas period approaching, new research has highlighted.

WED
11:30AM

Simplify work for busy workplaces to cut stress in peaks

Co-designing tasks and processes with employees is key to removing complexity from their jobs, reducing their stress and helping them stay mentally healthy in the lead up to Christmas and other peak periods, a logistics safety webinar has heard.

FRI
3:09PM

Beware vicious circle of workplace MSD and psych risks

Psychosocial risk management is not only crucial to preventing workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) but ensuring injuries don't become chronic and block rehabilitation, a major safety agency has found.

TUE
12:50PM

$115k WHS discrimination award overturned

An appeals tribunal has quashed a $115,160 WHS discrimination damages award for a worker, who claimed she was bullied, after finding her expressions of "fear" and "anxiety" in communications to senior staff did not amount to raising a WHS issue or concern.

TUE
10:29AM

Not tackling s-xual harassment constitutes non-compliance with WHS laws: SWA's Baxter

PCBUs that don't take steps to identify the most effective ways to eliminate or minimise the risk of workplace s-xual harassment - which can include adjusting office layouts - are "not meeting their legal obligations under WHS laws", the CEO of Safe Work Australia has stressed.


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