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Sydney Workplace Health & Safety Consultants Reveal How to Manage Workplace Bullying


NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia September, 2012 – Any workplace that has no clear-cut program against workplace bullying runs the risk of breeding an environment that encourages psychological and physical abuse. One particular study, published in The Age, found that over 70 per cent of employees state they had been bullied at some stage in the past*.

Linda Scott, General Manager and registered psychologist at Sydney workplace health and safety firm Safety Consultants Australia says, “With the reported rise of workplace bullying, the number of formal grievances increasing, and more pending national legislation to manage workplace bullying, we believe that it is no longer wise or cost-effective for an organisation to avoid the issue of workplace bullying, thinking that it won’t happen to them. It is time for organisations to equip their people to be able to constructively deal with conflict in the workplace and reduce business expenses that harassment cases can cause.”

“A great deal of time and energy can be expended in dealing with individual cases of workplace bullying and harassment as they arise. While it is very important to manage these complaints professionally and compassionately, it would be remiss of an organisation not to start to address some of the causes and simultaneously decrease the amount of time management and employees spend in the grievance process.”

Safety Consultants Australia has created ‘SafetyHazard Program: A Risk Management Approach to Workplace Bullying and Anti-Harassment’ in response to the increasing demand from Australian business owners and managers for direction on how to manage bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The SafetyHazard initiative seeks to create a harmonious and collaborative work environment in three ways:

  1. Effective case management – To deal with incidents of workplace bullying and harassment when they occur (responding).
  2. Constructive communication skills – To build skills for dealing with workplace conflict and engender collaboration (managing the risk).
  3. Positive culture development – To create a system of working together that enables constructive communication and inhibits bullying behaviour (controlling the risk).

Safety Consultants Australia offer an integrated approach to managing and reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in the workplace that includes consulting in grievance procedures; investigation; mediation; group conflict resolution; organisational development; and legal advice and support.
To learn more about Safety Consultants Australia, their SafetyHazard Program, and how they can assist in managing the risk of bullying and harassment in the workplace, visit
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