Chronic health conditions have a significant impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers in all industries and are the leading cause of mortality in Australian workplaces.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recognises these chronic conditions include back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and mental health conditions.
At the next Transport Network meeting on 22 November, WHSQ advisors and a speaker from Followmont Transport will address how psychosocial hazards can be managed at work, and how doing so can contribute to improved health and safety outcomes.
Followmont Transport will talk about the people-focused strategy it has adopted to ensure its workers are not exposed to psychosocial hazards at work, how it went about this, and the positive results achieved.
A speaker from WHSQ’s Psychological Health Unit will provide an overview of the new Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022, including resources to help you manage workplace psychosocial hazards.
A speaker from WHSQ’s Work Health Design Branch will talk about how health, safety and wellbeing can be approached in an overarching and integrated way to manage the physical and psychosocial hazards that can lead to chronic disease.
Network attendees will be invited to provide their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities to better manage workplace psychosocial issues, including an anonymous survey to inform WHSQ’s regulatory strategy and approach.
For more information and or to attend this safety network meeting - email firstname.lastname@example.org.