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Health and wellbeing at work

Health and wellbeing at work

Health and wellbeing at work overview

How work health can strengthen your business.

Chronic disease action plan

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.

Integrating health, safety and wellbeing

Integrated approaches to health, wellbeing and safety can prevent work related injuries and illness and enhance worker health.

The ageing workforce and health, safety and wellbeing

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).

Industry focus

There are certain industries identified at higher risk of chronic disease. Read the statistics here.

Be a leader in work health

Leaders of organisations who address work health, safety and wellbeing risks can achieve positive business outcomes.

Work health and wellbeing toolkit

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

Be recognised and rewarded as a business with a demonstrated commitment to work health and wellbeing.

Case studies

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.

Contact us

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
04 September 2020

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