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How do regulators respond to complaints about psychosocial and physical hazards? And how should they? — Part 2

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.  A study examined if work health and safety inspectors handle complaints and incident reports differently depending on whether they’re psychosocial or physical hazards. In Part 1 of this 2-part coverage of the study, we looked at the challenges inspectors face in responding to psychosocial hazards. About the ...

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