Health & Safety Bulletin – Workplace Bullying – July 20
Tasman Group has a policy in place for workplace bullying which is part of the Employee Relations Manual (ERM).
Organisations can minimise the risk of workplace bullying by taking a proactive approach to identify early, any unreasonable behaviour and situations likely to increase the risk of workplace bullying occuring.
Other control measures to manage these risks include:
- Regular consultation with workers and health and safety representatives to find out if bullying is occuring or if there are factors likely to increase the risk of workplace bullying.
- Setting the standards of workplace behaviour
- Designing safe systems of work by clearly definining jobs and providing workers with the resources, information and training they need to carry out their work safely.
- Implementing workplace bullying and response procedures.
- Developing productive and respectful workplace relationships through good management practices and effective communication.
- Providing information and training on workplace bullying policies and procedures, available support and assistance, and how to prevent and respond to workplace bullying.
- Prioritising measures that foster and protect the psychological health of employees.