A global poll has given a sense of the magnitude of workplace violence and harassment, with a fifth of respondents (21%) admitting they have experienced at least one form of it during their working lives.
Safe Work Australia has amended the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations and published a new model code of practice to make duties in relation to psychosocial hazards clearer and help duty holders comply with these duties.
The United Kingdom has demonstrated its commitment to strengthen efforts to end violence and harassment in the workplace by ratifying the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Violence and Harassment Convention.
Cases of abuse against workers doubled at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, and they are continuing to climb. This video looks at why workers suffer from threats and assault, and the procedures health and safety managers should put in place to tackle it.
Violence at work is a huge problem with far-reaching implications, and incidence has risen in some sectors since the pandemic. How can organisations make their working environments safer for the workforce?
A care company that provides housing support services for vulnerable adults and children has been fined £20,000 after one of its employees was raped by a service user, despite concerns being raised about this particular service user for more that 25 years.