Health & Wellbeing: A safety-first perspective on the management of the risk of workplace bullying and harassment
This session will focus on the growing trend of regulatory action in response to psychosocial hazards in the workplace, with a particular focus on bullying and harassment.
While the social impact of bullying and harassment has attracted much legislative change and commentary in recent years, there has been less focus on the interaction with work health and safety obligations. Regulators around Australia have indicated that this is a priority area, which is highlighted by the recent South Australian prosecution of Tad-Mar Electrical and its employees for bullying related risks.
In this session we will explore the legal obligations to prevent psychosocial hazards from a work health and safety perspective, canvass the application of those obligations to real life case studies, and equip WHS practitioners with practical skills that they can use to mitigate these risks in their own environments.