29 January 2021

Changed conditions turn workplace health and safety focus to new areas

In uncertain times the level of concern and anxiety in our communities and workplaces should not be underestimated. For employers, the early identification of and supportive response to mental health issues are fundamental to employee wellbeing.

Working from home shifts the workplace to an environment your business may not have control over, and this also brings health and safety considerations.

Key trends

  • The mental strain employees continue to be under due to COVID-19 is significant
  • Employers have a duty of care for their employees’ mental health
  • Responsibility for employees’ working from home environment extends far beyond ergonomics

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Headshots_Viv TollNational Head of Workplace Risk Vivienne Toll

With a background of more than 18 years in personal injury and occupational health and safety as a consultant, senior business development manager and senior manager with scheme agencies and brokerages, the scope of Vivienne Toll’s experience covers national and multi-state jurisdictions, and she is passionate about risk management.

Access and read the workplace health article in full: page 15 in the latest Business Insurance & Risk Market update compiled by our experts and industry sector specialists.

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