Mental health

The things at work that can harm mental health are known as psychosocial hazards. These hazards can also cause physical harm. 

Psychosocial hazards include:

Psychosocial hazards can come from:

  • the design or management of work
  • a work environment
  • plant (e.g. equipment) at a workplace, or
  • workplace interactions or behaviours.

Under the model WHS laws, a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage the psychosocial risks in the workplace.

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