Australian workplaces spend close to $6 billion annually in lost productivity due to poor psychological safety.
Safe work Australia has published national guidelines to support building a psychologically healthy and safe work environment. This Guide describes a systematic practical approach to managing work-related psychological health and safety.
Most elements of this systematic approach are required under work health and safety (WHS) or workers’ compensation laws in all Australian jurisdictions. This Guide also highlights the importance of positive psychological work health and safety and how this can lead to a reduction in both psychological and physical injuries.