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Case Study CompanyIndustryChronic Disease Risk Factors Addressed *
Scentre Group:  From little things, big things grow ConstructionX X  X   X
Carlton and United Breweries: A targeted approach Manufacturing   X    X X
Goodna State School: Staff wellbeing team Government: education   X   X   X
Ipswich State High School: Health and wellbeing Government: education   X   X   X
Australian Bureau of Statistics: Good work design Government       X
Queensland Museum Network: Health and wellbeing at work Statutory Authority   X   X X X
Seqwater: Be Healthy Be Wealthy program Statutory Authority X    X X X
Transdev Brisbane Ferries: Safety starts with YOU: Be fitter, be safer Transport   X   X X  
Russell Transport: Mental health initiative Transport       X
Bus Queensland: Linking with community organisations – a low cost health and wellbeing program Transport   X   X X  
Feros Care: Fitness at Feros Forever Health care and social services   X   X   
CQ Nurse: A proactive and holistic health conscious approach Health care and social services   X   X   X

* Chronic disease risk factors S: Smoking, N: Poor Nutrition, A: Harmful alcohol consumption, P: Physical Inactivity, O: Obesity, M: Poor mental health


Recognising business benefits of worker health

Workplace perspective

Worker perspective

Integration of safety, health and wellbeing

Work health through partnership

Healthier.Happier Workplaces

Healthy Work. Healthy You

These films include an introduction to energy balance by University of Queensland experts and four case studies of Australian companies. The case studies show how blue-collar workers face challenges to healthy lifestyles and building active living and good dietary choices into their lives. A final film presents management perspectives, and highlights how effective leadership can facilitate healthy choices at work.

Safe Work and Return to Work Awards – Winner


Applied research

Eight projects totaling $1.7million were facilitated by HWI during 2011-2015 to implement and evaluate research interventions addressing chronic disease risk factors in three of the priority industries – construction, rural and remote industry and transport workplaces.

Overview and key outcomes achieved for each of the Health and wellbeing initiative
Industry Research project/partnerOverview
Construction RMIT University The research project considered environmental and organisational aspects of health promotion programs, focusing on mental health and physical activity.
Construction Griffith University Targeted nutrition intake and eating habits; consisted of three distinct areas of health promotion – readiness for change, behavioural change therapy and safety culture.
Agriculture Diabetes Queensland and Growcom: “Live Well Farm Well” This project was to test and evidence-based workplace wellness model in agricultural industries to reduce the lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease in regional, rural and remote Queensland.
Agriculture Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS): “Fit for Field” The aim of this project was to expand the current evidence base on RFDS Field Days in effectively reducing chronic disease risk in remote central and south west Queensland agricultural workers.
Transport University of Queensland: “Shifting Gears” This project tested the impact a smartphone intervention had on the physical activity and healthy dietary choices of Queensland local delivery and long haul truck drivers.
Transport Queensland University of Technology Interventions focused on improving truck drivers’ access to healthy food options and increasing physical activity.
Transport Connetica Intervention targeted physical activity and nutrition included in: Workplace healthy audit and Healthy worker policy, focus groups and workplace survey.
Transport Rhealth: “On the road project” The goal of the project: design, deliver and evaluate a three month pilot intervention across three transport industry workplaces to reduce chronic disease risk.
All industries University of Queensland: "BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit"  This ongoing project is the development of an online champion toolkit to assist workplaces to reduce sedentary time of workers. The pilot project conducted proved a feasible tool to implement in the workplace.

View more details of these projects

Recognition case studies

Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards

Previous award winners

Recognition Scheme

Have a look at the various case studies on Healthier. Happier. Workplaces.

Share how your workplace is addressing worker health

We invite Queensland workplaces to share how their workplace is addressing worker health including overcoming barriers and challenges.

If you would like to share your story and promote your work health and wellbeing initiative as a case study please contact us.

Last updated
11 October 2018

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