Mental Health Regulations coming soon.....

On the 17th February, Worksafe Victoria released a statement regarding the new psychological regulations as an addition to the current classes of hazards outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017, which will provide clearer guidance to employers on their obligations to ensure workers are not suffering from mental health injury in the workplace.

The new regulations will:

  • Highlight importance of psychological health and safety in workplaces.
  • Outline employer obligations in regards  psychosocial hazards.
  • Require employers to create a written prevention plan to address pyschosocial issues and hazards.
  • Require certain employers to periodically report data on bullying, sexual harassment and aggression and violence.

An outcome of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System found that the need to improve awareness and education around psychological health and safety. 

The regulations are expected to be introduced into legislation later on in the year.

If you are in need of addressing Pychosocial issues in your workplace, Please make an enquiry.

For more information go to Worksafes website