Empowering bystander action can curb workplace s-xist behaviour and s-xual harassment, while trauma-informed care for those impacted is key to facilitating recovery, according to a new industry toolkit for eliminating harassment and improving health and safety.
Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces should adopt a consistent approach to WHS matters, develop ways to directly address bullying and s-xual harassment as WHS issues, and implement comprehensive alcohol policies to mitigate risks arising from a "work hard, play hard" culture, Kate Jenkins has recommended.
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.
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.
A study of workers who responded to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attacks has provided insights into why many workers who develop post-traumatic stress disorder or trauma-related depression do not seek essential mental health care.
In a busy two days in the west, the State Government has mandated COVID-19 vaccines for most workers, extended emergency safety measures for the pandemic, introduced a major IR Bill with protections for bullied and s-xually harassed workers, and established a compensation scheme for medically retired police.
A strong workplace psychosocial safety climate can reduce the psychological demands on migrant and refugee workers, who are at high risk of abuse and harassment in workplaces, leading Australian safety researchers say.