This is the next conversation between Greg Smith, Dr Craig Ashhurst and Dr Long regarding Psychosocial Health. This is a continuance from the initial conversation that was discussed here: https://safetyrisk.net/conversations-about-psychosocial-risk-greg-smith-dr-craig-ashhurst-and-dr-rob-long/
The first video discussion is here: https://vimeo.com/795507470
The second video discussion is below.
In this video we explore the nature of Psychosocial Health as a ‘Wicked Problem’ (https://safetyrisk.net/culture-as-a-wicked-problem-for-safety/; https://safetyrisk.net/risk-and-safety-as-a-wicked-problem/) and how current approaches documented in ISO 45003 and various Codes of Practice create new problems.
Towards the end of video two, we discuss some practical solutions but given the nature of wicked problems such approaches at best can only ‘tackle’ not ‘tame’ the problem, created by Safety (https://safetyrisk.net/the-worst-approach-to-psychosocial-problems-is-an-attitude-of-fixing/ ). We will however be exploring practical approaches outside of the codes and standard in future videos.
In the next video (three) we will discuss critical issues to do with ethics particularly, the ethics of care. If Psychosocial health is now a responsibility for Safety, why is the industry silent on Care Ethics? Why is the industry so silent on the nature of helping? What does caring mean? How can a safety person ‘police’ safety and also help and care for others?
These are some of the questions we will tackle in the next discussion.
Psychosocial Health COnversation 2 from CLLR on Vimeo.
Narelle Stoll says
Hi everyone. Great discussion. You all have identified some key issues that really has not been thought about by the key players in areas such as care, compassion and confidentiallity.
From my experience of having to assist others who have raised and reported issues around bullying. I have found that while an investigation has occurred, the outcome in terms of assisting the perpetractor identifying how their behaviour has caused feelings of grief and fear in the person they have bullied has been punitive or absent at best. For the person reporting the event it is nothing but a convoluted mess with very little support or assitance given to them. Along with the regulator and insurer there needs to be a a process where the injured person or reported perpetractor can accesss a couselling service free of charge while their claim or their incident report is investigated.
Rob Long says
Hi Narelle, it is going to be great to include you in the next video on care and caring.