Yesterday, October 10th was World Mental Health Day.
It is a fact that the number one cause of stress in Australia is WORK!
This is a timely reminder that all employers and managers are obliged to take appropriate steps to eliminate and minimise health and safety risks in the workplace. This obligation extends to the mental health of your employees.
Take a look at the very useful 2010 Workers with Mental Illness: a Practical Guide for Managers published by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
This is a very useful and informative resource.
Creating a safe and healthy work environment makes good business sense.
– reducing costs associated with worker absence
– greater staff loyalty
– minimise stress levels
– avoid litigation, industrial disputes and discrimination claims.
Integrated Human Resourcing can help you to ensure that you are providing a safe work environment for you employees – call us now on 0416 245 339.