Mental Health in Emergency Services
Emergency Services Workers witness distressing situations and undergo the same types of workplace stress as employees in other industries. Gallagher Bassett recognises the prevalence of mental health conditions among emergency service workers in Australia and has prepared some resources to assist you as an employer of emergency service workers.
Follow the links below to find out more about:
- Safety Sensitive Injuries – This article discusses findings from a recent summit highlighting key challenges for the workers’ compensation industry, particularly in terms of safety sensitive industries.
- Part one of our Expert Video Series – This presentation explores the link between emergency service work and mental injuries.
- Part two of our Expert Video Series – This presentation discusses how we should be managing emergency service workers who have become unwell.
- Part three of our Expert Video Series – This presentation discusses how to prevent emergency service workers becoming unwell.
According to WorkSafe Victoria, 39% of injuries in the ambulance services result from injuries to back, with the other biggest risks being lifting patients or heavy objects and repetitive movements.
Use the guides below to help manage the key risks for your industry: