Investigating injuries from psychosocial hazards
Unhealthy work related behaviours and stress can come in a variety of avenues, in person, via social media, email or via text/SMS. Stress that has such harmful effects is now being recognised as a major workplace issue with significant costs for organisations, individuals and their families. Work-related stress becomes a concern where it is intense or sustained for such a time that it causes ill-health, psychological injury and workers’ compensation claims. Where significant numbers of employees experience the effects of stress at work, the problem can assume organisational proportions.
This is a practical session where participants will develop and apply their knowledge of organisational risk factors that contribute to psychosocial hazards and learn how to conduct a risk assessment specifically for psychosocial hazards.
Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Mineral House, Level 9 Theatrette, 100 Plain Street, East Perth
Presenter: Justine McGillivray, Principal Scientific Officer (Acting)/ Inspector, Human Factors and Ergonomics, WorkSafe, DMIRS
Justine is an organisational psychologist and is the National President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia. Justine works to create healthy and safe work environments for employers and employees. This includes providing advice on how to prevent and manage psychosocial hazards in the workplace. Previously Justine worked as a consultant providing organisational development services including leadership development, coaching, culture surveys, performance management advice and investigations. During this time, Justine was also an injury management consultant and assisted injured workers return to work under both the Comcare and WorkCover workers’ compensation schemes.
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