InMotion February 2024 – Understanding psychological injuries in the workplace

Psychosocial hazards and risks have long existed in the workplace, but their significance has been increasingly emphasised in more recent times and has been specifically addressed in 2022 amendments to the Model Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Regulation 2017. This heightened attention is driven by the profound consequences of psychological injuries on workers wellbeing, productivity, organisational culture, and workers compensation insurance schemes.

This InMotion explores key aspects to deepen understanding of psychosocial challenges in the work environment, including:

  • defining psychological injury
  • responding to potential psychological injuries
  • providing support to injured workers
  • preventing psychological injuries