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Resources

The Opus Centre have brought together a range of resources that organisations from our events have found useful.  If you have any other resources you think should be included please feel free to contact us and let us know.

You might also like to check out other pages on this website such as:
How to Create a Psychologically Safe Work Environment

ISO 45003 Resources

Foundations course

This resource is a free online course that provides a comprehensive review of the latest international standards for managing psychosocial risks. The course includes detailed descriptions of WHS systems and processes for risk management in an Australian context. Recommended for persons with a high level of responsibility for WHS in an organisation.

Dr Tessa Bailey

Stresscafé

Australian Workplace Barometer (AWB)

The AWB is a national psychosocial risk surveillance tool which has collected data since 2009 on working conditions for over 7 000 employees across Australia. This resource provides information on levels of psychosocial factors by industry, state, and a range of other demographics. A useful tool for practitioners to identify potential risk factors for employees

Dr Tessa Bailey

Performance Management Resources

Fair Work Ombudsman – Difficult conversations in the workplace

This resource includes an easy to read downloadable guide for managers and employers wanting to learn more about having difficult conversations in the workplace. Topics include when to have the conversation, how to prepare and how to manage emotions with examples and tips throughout. Recommended for any person in a leadership role that involves supervising staff.

Dr Tessa Bailey

Occupational Violence & Customer Aggression Resources

iCare – Managing patient and client aggression

This resource provides a concise summary regarding the impact of client aggression on employees with practical steps for employers to take action. While the content is described in the context of health care industry the principles are relevant to any workplace with exposure to client or customer aggression and there are links to similar research from other industries.

Dr Tessa Bailey

Academic references for psychosocial climates and worker psychological health

Psychosocial Safety Climate: A Review of the Evidence

Zadow, A., Dollard, M.F., Parker, L., & Storey, K.

In M.F. Dollard, C. Dormann, & M.A. Idris, (Eds.), Psychosocial Safety Climate, Springer, 2019

This book chapter provides a comprehensive summary of the extensive research into the links between workplace climates for psychological health, work-related factors, and worker health and productivity outcomes. The content includes evidence of workplace climates predicting job strain, bullying and harassment, engagement, and worker psychological health outcome. It includes evidence of climates theory across industry, occupation, and cultures.

PSC in Practice

Dollard, M.F., & Bailey, T.S.

In M.F. Dollard, C. Dormann, & M.A. Idris, (Eds.), Psychosocial Safety Climate, Springer, 2019

This chapter provides a detailed description of the translation process for psychosocial climate theory and research evidence into applied practice. It includes a case study utilising a psychosocial a risk assessment tool as part of best practice implementation of a psychosocial risk management program within an organisation.

Dr Tessa Bailey