Mar 27th 2023
New workplace psychosocial hazard regulations taking effect in the Northern Territory this year
New laws requiring businesses in the Northern Territory to manage psychosocial hazards at work will take effect on 1 July 2023.
The Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2011 requires businesses to take measures to eliminate psychosocial risks.
NT WorkSafe is also developing a new code of practice to promote mental health in the workplace.
NT WorkSafe Executive Director Peggy Cheong said work related psychological injuries are on the rise.
“These hazards are unfortunately becoming prevalent in Australian workplaces, with the number of psychological injuries increasing over the years,” Ms Cheong said.
“The trend is the same for the Territory, so having the new regulations and code of practice is timely and crucial to ensure employers are well equipped to deal with these hazards effectively,” Ms Cheong added.
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