Violence, fatigue, bullying, stress, work pressure, a poor work environment or a traumatic event can cause health issues such as psychological injury.
Mental (psychological) health, just like physical health, is an important part of work health and safety.
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS
It is important to manage risks associated with exposure to hazards arising from any work that could result in physical or psychological harm. These resources are designed to assist you in managing mental health in your workplace.
Code of practice
Psychological hazards should be managed in the same way as physical hazards and the how to manage work health and safety risks code of practice provides guidance on risk management.
The preventing psychological injury fact sheet tells you how to identify, assess and control psychological health risks in the workplace.
Assessment tool and other online resources
The People at Work Project is a highly regarded online assessment tool to measure different workplace characteristics that can influence worker health and well-being. It was developed in partnership with leading universities and state and federal bodies.
The Managing Mental Health Risks at Work – Training for Managers and Employees is an online training module developed by beyond blue. Employees and managers can assess common workplace scenarios that can impact mental health, and explore different options on the best approaches and likely outcomes.
This risk factor addresses the level of influence workers have on how they meet their task demands and the way they perform their work in general.