Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022
Managing psychosocial risks at work is just as important as managing physical risks. Psychosocial hazards can exist in every workplace, in every industry, every day.
The release of the Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022 (the Code) along with amendments to the Work Health and Safety Regulation, are important steps in keeping Queensland workplaces safe, healthy and productive.
In this session Workplace Health and Safety Queensland provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how psychosocial hazards and risks can be controlled or managed and can be used to help decide what’s reasonably practicable to reduce risk.
We’ll also be talking about the hazards in the code and exploring how the harm created by psychosocial hazards varies, and the effects are not always obvious. It can be a single event involving one or more psychosocial risks, such as exposure to a traumatic event by an ambulance officer. It can be a combination of psychosocial risks that accumulate to create frequent, prolonged or severe stress responses, such as organisational change with poor supervisor support and low role clarity.
Be sure to read the Code and then register for this this important session prior to the code commencing 1 April 2023.