After a lengthy review, Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety ActÂ andÂ model Regulations. A range of new resources has also been developed including guidance material.
One of the key amendments relevant to disability services include:
The amendments now include recognition of the importance of good mental health in the workplace and psychosocial hazards.
A psychosocial hazard is anything that could cause psychological harm. Common psychosocial hazards at work include:Â