Preventing work-related stress: Information for Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) in the public sector

How health and safety representatives (HSRs) can reduce or eliminate work-related stress.
Last updated

May 2008

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4 pages

What it contains

Work-related stress is a health and safety hazard for employers and employees. This guide outlines how health and safety representatives (HSRs) can help prevent work-related stress for public sector employees. It explains:

  • how stress can affect a worker mentally, physically, socially and in their work performance
  • how employer and employees have responsibilities to manage stress under occupational health and safety laws
  • ways to prevent work-related stress
  • the role of HSRs in preventing stress, including using WorkSafe’s Stresswise tools to identify stress risks, monitor employees’ health and support employees returning to work
  • resolving work-related stress issues

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