1 Practice Management and Business Skills

Psychosocial Hazards: Managing Workplace Risks

Joanne Alilovic
LawCPD Author: Cara Leavesley
Multiple Experts
1 CPD Point


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Psychosocial hazards have always existed in the workplace, but it is only recently that businesses and law firms have started to pay close attention to these risks.


Recent legislative changes have brought psychosocial hazards to the forefront of an employer’s duty of care. These changes, combined with a growing awareness of the negative impacts of inadequately managed psychosocial hazards, have prompted health and safety regulators to build their capacity to respond to complaints and reports of psychologically unsafe workplaces. Consequently, effectively managing psychosocial hazards is no longer simply a question of organisational wellbeing, it is a requirement for legal compliance.

This course equips lawyers to understand the key psychosocial hazards relevant to Australian workplaces, and how to properly identify, assess and control psychosocial risks in the workplace. It also covers the legal obligations of employers to eliminate or reduce psychosocial hazards, the risks of failing to address these hazards, and practical measures for controlling or eliminating these hazards. 

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 Date Published: February 2024


Key takeaways

  • Key Psychosocial Hazards: Identifying and assessing the key psychosocial hazards recognised in Australia.
  • Legal Compliance: Legal obligations of employers to eliminate or reduce psychosocial hazards.
  • Consequences and Penalties: Risks of failing to address psychosocial hazards.

Meet the experts

Joanne Alilovic
Joanne Alilovic
Director 3D HR Legal

Jo Alilovic is an employment lawyer, business owner at 3D HR Legal, author and podcaster with over 20 years of legal experience.

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LawCPD Author: Cara Leavesley
Cara Leavesley
Special Counsel 3D HR Legal

Cara is a senior workplace relations lawyer and Senior Counsel at 3D HR Legal, an award winning employment law firm.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Informative and relevant
    Good overview of legislative duties confirmed by well summarised relevant case law.
  2. 4.0/5
    Excellent overview. Engaging from start to finish.
    Easy to follow and very practical scenarios used to illustrate the key concepts.
  3. 5.0/5
    Just the spring board I needed to ensure this is even further prioritised at my firm.
    Just the spring board I needed to ensure this is even further prioritised at my firm. Any employer would be mad to ignore such a succinct intro to new risks
  4. 5.0/5
    Great course and very relevant
    This is a topical issue in our workplace at the moment, and it's helpful for everyone there to be engaged in a course like this that provides education and creates awareness.
  5. 5.0/5
    Good course
    The course presented the voluminous subject matter which in such a way that the reader was not overwhelmed by the sheer volume of what needed to be covered.
  6. 5.0/5
    Good course. Provides good insight
    Easy to follow. provides valuable insight.
  7. 5.0/5
    This is a great course.
    Easy to follow and very helpful for compliance teams.
  8. 4.0/5
    This was a good course.
    Informative and supported by case law and practical scenarios relatable to the workplace.
  9. 5.0/5
    Interesting course
    Well presented.