Poor support is a key psychosocial hazard. It may involve
- Not having the things needed to do the work well, safely or on time.
- Not getting necessary information.
- Not enough supervisor support.
- Not being able to easily get help.
- A workplace culture that discourages support.
- Inadequate co-worker support.
- Not having a union present.
- A workplace that discourages union activity.
Remember, your employer must consult HSRs, or workers where there is not an HSR present, on matters of health and safety under section 35 of the OHS Act.
Key resources containing information on addressing poor support:
WorkSafe's topic page on poor support - contains detailed action employers should take to address poor support.