If you didn’t already know, employers are now required by law (New Work Health and Safety Regulations) to eliminate/minimise psychosocial risks as these risks now have the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or operating machinery. Workplace psychosocial hazards include stress, fatigue, bullying, violence, aggression, harassment, and burnout, which can compromise workers wellbeing. These risks also include poor change management that can negatively impact health.
Your employer must now address psychosocial risks. If you’re a Member and experiencing psychosocial hazards, get in touch ASAP. If you’re not a Member and have concerns, join us now https://ieuwa.org.au/join-now/
View the WorkSafe Western Australia document here — Code of Practice: Psychosocial hazards in the workplace