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Psychological health and safety national guide

Safe Work Australia's national guide on Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties provides guidance to workplaces to prevent and manage harm to workers’ psychological health.

Workers’ Compensation Statistics

The publication Work-related mental disorders in Queensland has been prepared to provide a statistical profile of mental disorders as compensated by the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme. It provides statistics on how many Queensland workers are awarded a mental disorder claim each year and also explores mechanism, occupation, industry, and age associated with such claims.

Work-related bullying

Workplace bullying is defined as repeated and unreasonable behaviour directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety. Find out the types of behaviours that could be considered bullying, and what constitutes reasonable management action.

Work-related violence

Violence at work is any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. Find out how to manage the risk of work-related violence, and how to respond if an incident occurs.

Work-related stress

Work-related stress may arise from the design and management of work. Find out what is and isn’t work-related stress and the potential health effects it can have on workers.

Work-related fatigue

Fatigue is more than feeling tired and drowsy. In a work context, fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion which reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Find out how to manage the risk of work-related fatigue.

People at Work

People at Work is a psychosocial risk assessment process to help organisations identify and manage workplace risks to the psychological health of their workers.

Case studies

These case studies demonstrate how organisations have identified and managed workplace factors that impact on workers’ mental health.

Last updated
06 December 2018

Enter the Safe Work and Return to Work Awards 2019!

Be recognised for your work health and safety achievements by entering the 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards.

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Get ready to renew your policy from 1 July

WorkCover Queensland’s accident insurance policies are due for renewal from 1 July–31 August each year. Read up on everything you need to know to get ready for policy renewal.

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