CHRISTMAS RISKS IN TRANSPORT: SAFEWORK TIPS

SafeWork NSW are focussing on the challenges faced by transport workers during the busy Christmas season, which can lead to increased workplace stress and harmful behaviours like bullying, overwork, and fatigue.

The regulator has reminded employers of their responsibility to reduce risks by: setting an example of respectful behaviour, addressing issues early, involving workers in health and safety discussions, providing training on identifying hazards like harassment, explaining workplace policies, and establishing support systems like alarms or buddy systems.

SafeWork are urging duty holders in the transport sector to consult the NSW WHS Code of Practice, Managing psychosocial hazards at work, for tips on identifying and assessing risks that can contribute to harmful behaviours.

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