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Psychosocial risks and hazard management

A psychosocial hazard refers to a risk originating from or related to the design or management of work, the work environment, machinery at a workplace, or interactions and behaviours within the workplace. It may lead to psychological harm, regardless of whether it also poses a physical threat.1 I

Such hazards can negatively impact an individual’s mental health, including inappropriate behaviors like sexual harassment, bullying, racism, violence, and aggression within the workplace.


Design of the work environment

Effectively managing workplace psychosocial hazards entails understanding and assessing risks, designing supportive work environments, and conducting tailored assessments for specific operations, locations, and worker groups. This process identifies and implements necessary control measures for a healthy and respectful workplace.

Factsheets and case studies

QRC Factsheet | Workplace Psychosocial Hazards

Everyone deserves to be safe at work and treated with respect. There’s no place in the resources sector for inappropriate behaviour such as sexual harassment, bullying and racism.
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QRC Factsheet | Mine camp accommodation management and design

Mine camp accommodation is a type of housing usually in a remote location provided by mine operators or contractors for workers who are employed on a fly-in fly-out or drive-in drive-out basis. Duty holders have a legislative obligation to ensure the safety and health of workers and others who use the accommodation. This includes managing the risk of exposure to psychosocial hazards.
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