Workplace Stress Policy



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Workplace Stress Policy

(Your business name)

This policy shows:

our commitment to health and safety in this workplace, and reducing the risks to the health and safety of all workers, contractors and visitors

our commitment to complying with the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 and the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1998

how we will prevent stress from occurring in the workplace.

This policy applies to everyone at (your business name).

Definition of workplace stress

Workplace stress is the physical or emotional reaction someone may have to unrelieved and intense pressures in the workplace environment. It creates a risk to personal and workplace health and safety.



Responsibilities

Employers/managers must ensure that workers are safe at work and free from risks to their health and safety. This means that employers/managers take reasonable and practical steps to ensure that factors in the workplaces under their control don’t cause or contribute to stress.

Workers also have a responsibility to take reasonable care for their own health and safety. This means that if they recognise they are stressed, they ask their employer/manager for workplace solutions and support, and take care of their own wellbeing.

Preventing workplace stress

(Your business name) will identify all workplace factors that allow stress to occur, and use the hazard management process to eliminate stress or control the risks from stress.

(Your business name) will consult with workers, employees’ safety representatives and/or the OHS committee on this issue.

(Outline the specific actions you will take to address any factors in your workplace that could allow stress to occur.)

Information and support

(Your business name) will provide regular training and information about the effects of stress on personal and workplace health and safety, and on the components of this policy.



(Include any support, whether internal or external, that you can provide workers experiencing stress.)

Policy authorised by:



Date:

Date to be reviewed:



WorkSafe Tasmania disclaim all and any liability and responsibility of any kind, including without limitation any liability, to any person, for all or any losses, costs, expenses or damages or disappointment whatsoever or howsoever arising or suffered as a consequence of, or in connection with, or arising out of anything done, or anything omitted to be done, relating to the use of this document, any error or omission in this document, or any combination of these.


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