New Regulations on Managing Psychosocial Risk and the Implications for your Institution
Date: Thursday, 04 May 2023
Time: 11:50 - 12:25
Presenter: Dr Georgi Toma
SafeWork Australia has published in 2022 its finalized national model Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Code of Practice for managing psychosocial hazards at work.
The code follows changes to the Model WHS Regulations which impose an obligation on PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) to monitor, eliminate or reduce as is practicable hazards to psychological health and safety in the workplace. Several states, including NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania, have published their own respective codes of practice. Victoria amended its WHS laws to impose a similar duty on PCBUs regarding psychosocial hazards.
In this session, we will discuss:
- What the new legislation entails
- What psychosocial hazards are
- What your risks are
- How to translate the legislation into practice
- A case study of psychosocial hazards assessment