26 September 2023

Comcare launches guide to workplace safety

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Comcare has released new guidance and an online learning module on mental health safety in workplaces.

The Agency said its new guidance and learning module, Psychological Safety in the Workplace, focused on mental health safety and wellbeing by promoting the health benefits of good work.

“The Guide provides practical introductory tools, resources and strategies on how to identify and manage psychosocial safety risks and, help assess and make appropriate adjustments to support workers in the workplace,” Comcare said.

“The purpose of this module is to provide information about psychological safety management in the workplace, including practical introductory tools, resources and strategies on how to identify and manage psychosocial safety risks,” it said.

Comcare said the Guidance and learning module topics included legislative requirements; due diligence requirements; managerial responsibilities for work health and safety; promoting psychological health and safety; psychological risk management; as well as promoting health and preventing harm.

It said that by completing the learning module employers and managers would be able to identify the legislation and national guidance material relevant to psychological risk management.

“Managers and supervisors will be able to give examples of psychological hazards and validated psychosocial risk assessment tools to identify risks in their own workplace,” it said.

“Managers and supervisors will understand their responsibilities to identify the signs of psychological distress, and how to support employees before and after a psychological injury,” Comcare said.

The Guidance and learning module are accessible through Comcare’s learning management system, Comcare LMS, and are expected to take about 40 minutes to complete.

Readers interested in Comcare’s Psychological Safety in the Workplace can access it at this PS News link.

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