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Fri, 28 Apr

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Virtual (Zoom) Masterclass

Managing Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

Take control of your workplace's psychological health and safety. This course will help you identify, assess, and manage psychological hazards to promote a positive workplace culture and protect your employee's mental health and wellbeing.

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Managing Psychological Hazards in the Workplace
Managing Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

Time & Location

28 Apr 2023, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual (Zoom) Masterclass

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About the event

This course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of psychological hazards in the workplace and strategies for managing them. Participants will learn how to identify psychological hazards, assess risk, and develop policies and procedures to promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

  • Define psychological hazards in the workplace
  • Identify the main types of psychological hazards
  • Understand the impact of psychological hazards on employees and organisations
  • Identify strategies for managing psychological hazards
  • Develop policies and procedures to promote psychological health and safety in the workplace
  • Understand the importance of communication and training in promoting psychological health and safety

Course Topics:

Introduction to Psychological Hazards in the Workplace

  • Definition of psychological hazards
  • Main types of psychological hazards (e.g. workplace bullying, stress, violence)
  • Overview of the impact of psychological hazards on employees and organisation

Risk Assessment and Management

  • Methods for identifying psychological hazards
  • Risk assessment and management strategies
  • The importance of early intervention and prevention

Policies and Procedures for Management Psychological Hazards

  • Legal and ethical considerations
  • Developing policies and procedures for managing psychological hazards
  • Implementing policies and procedures effectively

Communication and Training for Psychological Health and Safety

  • The importance of communication and training in promoting psychological health and safety
  • Developing effective communication strategies
  • Training employees and managers to identify and manage psychological hazards

Case studies and Best Practices

  • Case studies of organisations that have successfully managed psychological hazards
  • Best practices for promoting psychological health and safety in the workplace

What are the benefits to organisations and participants for completing this training?

There are several benefits to both organisations and participants for completing the training on managing psychological hazards in the workplace:

Benefits to Organisations:

  1. Improved Workplace Culture: This training helps organisations to create a healthy and supportive workplace culture by reducing the negative impact of psychological hazards on employees.
  2. Reduced Employee Turnover: Organisations can minimise employee turnover and associated costs by providing a safe and supportive work environment.
  3. Improved Productivity: A healthy workplace culture can improve employee morale and motivation, increasing productivity and better business outcomes.
  4. Reduced Legal Liability: By implementing policies and procedures to manage psychological hazards, organisations can reduce their legal liability for claims of workplace harassment or other forms of psychological harm.

Benefits to Participants:

  1. Improved Job Performance: Participants will learn strategies for managing psychological hazards, improving their job performance and help them to support their colleagues better.
  2. Enhanced Career Opportunities: By completing this training, participants can demonstrate their knowledge and skills in managing psychological hazards, enhancing their career opportunities.
  3. Personal Growth: This training can help participants develop a better understanding of themselves and others, promoting personal growth and well-being.
  4. Enhanced Well-being: By understanding how to manage psychological hazards in the workplace, participants can promote their well-being and that of their colleagues.

Who is this training for?

This training is beneficial for a wide range of individuals, including (but not limited to):

  • Managers and Supervisors: As leaders in the organisation, managers and supervisors have a crucial role in promoting a healthy workplace culture and managing psychological hazards.
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Safety Professionals 
  • Employees: All employees can benefit from understanding the impact of psychological hazards on themselves and their colleagues and learning strategies for managing these hazards.
  • Union Representatives: Union representatives can play an essential role in promoting a healthy workplace culture and advocating for the well-being of employees, including managing psychological hazards.
  • Health and Wellness Professionals: Health and wellness professionals, such as psychologists and social workers, can support and guide employees and organisations in managing psychological hazards in the workplace.

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