The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) requires employers to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to health, so far as is reasonably practicable. This responsibility includes providing and maintaining safe systems of work to prevent psychological injuries.
In this session, we will discuss psychosocial risks in different work contexts and how employers can identify, assess, and control those risks to prevent harm to their workers and ensure they are meeting their obligations under the OHS Act.
Senior Psychological Health and Safety Specialist, WorkSafe Victoria
Amy Salmon is a Registered Psychologist and Senior Psychological Health and Safety Specialist at WorkSafe. Amy has extensive experience consulting to organisations to identify risks to psychological health and safety and to develop tailored solutions to meet their needs.
Dhawal Patel joined WorkSafe Victoria in 2020 as a multi-disciplinary inspector. In 2022, he took up a 12 month secondment with the Psychosocial operations team from where he transitioned into a permanent role within the team. With over 15 years of experience in the maritime industry, Dhawal leverages his background to create psychologically safe workplaces in Victoria.