Health and wellbeing at work
How work health can strengthen your business.
Through the implementation of this action plan, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland aims to build industry capacity to identify and manage work related chronic disease hazards. An integrated safety, health and wellbeing approach underpins all activities outlined in the action plan.
Work design, workplace culture and the physical work environment can contribute to chronic diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and psychological illness. Embedding work health and wellbeing into organisational systems can benefit the health of workers, resulting in reduced absenteeism, workplace injuries and increase productivity.
Integrated approaches to health, wellbeing and safety can prevent work related injuries and illness and enhance worker health.
Managing an ageing work force is becoming an important factor to consider in all workplaces in Australia. Currently 3.9 per cent of workers in Queensland are aged over 65. Census data trends indicate this figure has doubled each decade since 1997 and is likely to increase further. Queensland’s largest employed age group (783,000 workers) ranges between the ages of 45 to 64 years (Chief Health Officer, Queensland Health, 2018).
There are certain industries identified at higher risk of chronic disease. Read the statistics here.
Leaders of organisations who address work health, safety and wellbeing risks can achieve positive business outcomes.
The Work health and wellbeing toolkit aims to assist employers, managers and leaders to embed work health and wellbeing into their business systems. Using the toolkit can provide guidance to improve worker health, workplace environments and increase productivity.
For more information, ideas for your health, safety and wellbeing strategy, or specific advice on a range of health and wellbeing topics.
Be recognised and rewarded as a business with a demonstrated commitment to work health and wellbeing.
See how Queensland organisations have successfully embedded work health and wellbeing into their organisational systems and how this resulted in increased worker health and the prevention of chronic disease risks.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland host work health and wellbeing events throughout the year. These events aim to inform and assist organisations to embed work health and wellbeing into their organisational systems.
We are committed to helping businesses provide healthy, safe and productive workplaces for Queenslanders. Contact us for advice regarding work health and wellbeing.
- Last updated
- 09 May 2019
Register for a free information session
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