A 12-item tool enabling a large company's workers to self-assess their mental health, and encouraging them to access its previously under-used support services, has improved business efficiency and perceptions of psychological safety, according to its HSEQ head.
Delineating tasks and separating teams are some of the many strategies a Singaporean hospital is taking to protect frontline workers from coronavirus, shedding light on how to prevent the occupational transmission of the disease.
Ramping up wellbeing and support services, like an onsite EAP, health checks and a "concierge service", helped a major law firm maintain workers' mental health during the gruelling work demands of the banking royal commission, according to the firm's national health, safety and wellbeing manager.
A company made work easier and less stressful for workers dealing with the high cognitive demands of their job, by streamlining its procedures and reducing task complexity, according to its quality manager.
An award-winning employer reduced its near miss rate from an average of 18 per month to two, by creating multiple lines of communication with every one of its 250 subcontractors and convincing them of the benefits of safety, its WHS manager says.
An organisation performing high-risk work "removed blame" from incident investigations and focused on learning from frontline workers, according to its people and risk general manager, who says 99 per cent of its employees perceive the workplace as safe.