Results from the first industry benchmarking exercise against the Thriving at Work Report standards have found that less than two-thirds of businesses in the highways sector are routinely monitoring their workforce’s mental health and wellbeing.
A new survey has revealed that 58% of those working in construction have suffered from mental health problems due to their job, and over a third have had to take time off work due to mental health problems.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance on how it deals with reports of work-related stress, with a reminder that it is not the appropriate body to investigate concerns “solely related to individual cases of bullying or harassment, but may consider this if there is evidence of a wider organisational failing”.
Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.