In many Australian businesses, occupational health and safety in the workplace is an important issue in that both employers and employees have a vested interest in making sure that the workplace is a safe and secure place to conduct one’s business.
There are many machines and electronic devices that are used extensively in the workplace and there are also rules and regulations that need to be followed to ensure that people are not injured.
The following are some issues that might be discussed as part of workplace bullying training and health and safety instructions.
Stress and Health Claims
In recent years there has been a surge of claims related to health and safety issues in the workplace that are new or developing. Companies can do a lot to change their workplace culture and to make sure that there are systems in place that allow staff to mitigate or manage stress.
This can be as simple as providing facilities where they can relax and rest between shifts. Additionally, you might want to make sure that you negotiate good terms and work descriptions with the unions and also with what your company needs.
Injuries Due to Negligence
There are many industries where heavy machinery and dangerous equipment is used as a part of everyday workplace procedures. These tools and machines should be used and operated by qualified professionals. Your systems will be analysed and suggestions will be made to make it safer for everyone who is working there.
Workplace Behaviour and Etiquette
Depending on your culture, your staff may also need to have education in proper behaviour at work, including workplace bullying. For instance, it should be made clear that common sense is the basis of all claim decisions, so this can help to eliminate false claims in which worker negligence is the cause and not any fault of the company.