Webinar: Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace (16/08)

Webinar: Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace (16/08)

The Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia is proud to present our upcoming online-only CPD event :

Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace

Date and time

Tue., 16 August 2022

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AWST

What’s it all about?

Psychosocial hazards are related to the psychological and social conditions of the workplace. They stem from the design or management of work, the equipment and social factors at work. There is significant interest in this topic by Australian safety regulators. WA recently published three Codes of Practice and Victoria has proposed specific regulations related to psychological health in the work environment. Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work can be challenging because of the complex interplay and changing nature of risks. The presentation will discuss the legal obligations to manage psychosocial hazards at the workplace and provide some examples and strategies to manage the risk. This is a must-see session for practitioners working to mitigate illness, prevent harm and promote thriving in their workplaces!

During her time at WorkSafe WA, Justine led the implementation of the Mentally Healthy Workplaces strategy, and co-wrote the first Code of Practice for managing psychosocial hazards in Australia and the recent Codes ofPractice on Psychosocial Hazards and Workplace Behaviour. Justine joined the Critical Risks Branch over 18 months ago and as Principal Inspector, Justine is leading the Human Factors strategy which is a multi-year strategic plan aimed at building both internal capability within Petroleum Safety and Major Hazard Facilities teams and externally in Industry.

Dr Libby Brook is the Principal Psychological Health and Safety Specialist at Worksafe, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University. Her team in thePsychological Health and Safety Unit focus on prevention of psychological injury in Victorian workplaces. This includes the provision of specialist advice into the development of statutory guidance and legislation, as well as education and compliance activities.


About the Speakers:

Justine McGillivray

Organisational Psychologist, Worksafe WA

Justine is an Organisational Psychologist and, co-founder and National President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia. Justine has extensive experience in applying human factors to health and safety at work across general industries and the resources sector.

Dr Libby Brook

Organisational Psychologist, Worksafe VIC

Dr Libby Brook is an Organisational Psychologist, and is the Principal Psychological Health and Safety Specialist at Worksafe, and is an Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University. She has experience in public and private industries, as well as academia. Her published research includes fatigue risk management and the impacts of work factors and psychosocial hazards on mental health.


SIOPA is an independent association with a purpose to create growth, supervision and professional development for Organisational Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia. It was established in Western Australia and has the involvement of many of the most experienced local practitioners in the profession.