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How do regulators respond to complaints about psychosocial and physical hazards? And how should they? — Part 1

Lauren Finestone

A recent study reveals that when it comes to workplace hazards, work, health and safety inspectors treat psychosocial hazards differently from physical and musculoskeletal hazards.

Work Health and Safety inspectors play a crucial role in safeguarding workers from psychological and other workplace hazards.  They usually focus on risks to workers’ physical safety. But there is a growing need for them to address psychosocial hazards that affect workers' mental health, like stress or bullying, as well. The problem is, there aren't enough resources to respond to this growth in work. This leads to stress and tensions...

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Published 13 September, 2023