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Psychosocial hazards - Chapter 19 (OHS Body of Knowledge)

Learn key concepts about psychosocial hazards in the workplace.

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Find information about the 10 psychosocial hazards increase the risk of injury or illness:

  • time pressure / role overload
  • emotional demands
  • poorly defined work roles
  • interpersonal or team conflict
  • poorly managed change
  • lack of job control
  • lack of supervisor or co-worker support
  • organisational injustice
  • inadequate reward and recognition
  • certain environmental conditions.

This resource published by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety outlines a risk assessment process for psychosocial hazards and how these hazards affect work health and safety.

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