MANAGING PSYCHOSOCIAL HAZARDS
Assess Risk, Provide Training and Introduce Changes to Safety Culture
Psychosocial hazards in the workplace commonly include workplace bullying and harassment, work fatigue, poor job design, role conflict, and unsafe attitudes and work practices.
The Emergency Support Network’s (ESN) model of psychosocial hazards draws on human factors research to produce four key clusters:
Psychosocial Hazards – as defined in the research literature
Human Factors – covering the work interface
- Mental Health and Well Being
- Safety Culture and Climate
All four clusters must be considered when examining people, safety, and risk in the workplace.
Research demonstrates psychosocial hazards impact businesses in three ways:
- Financially (through productivity, performance, injury claims)
- Legal compliance
- Organisational profile
How Can Emergency Support Network Help?
We use our comprehensive framework to help you control these risks and deliver improvements in employee mental health, overall job satisfaction and morale.
Using this framework our psychologists can:
- Identify and Assess Psychosocial Hazards
- Determine Hotspots and Provide Recommendations
- Educate Key Personnel in Psychosocial Risk Management
- Provide Safety Culture and Climate Interventions
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