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Work health in key industries and sectors

The construction, transport, public service, rural and resources industries in Queensland have been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their workers.

These industries were identified because of the unique workplace conditions that impact on health risk factors and contribute to chronic disease such as:

  • smoking
  • nutrition
  • alcohol consumption
  • physical activity
  • obesity.

With a large workforce, the Queensland Public Service has also been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers. Workers' unhealthy lifestyle behaviours are contributing to poorer health and the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, sleep disorders, musculoskeletal injuries and psychological illness.

Without interventions to improve and maintain the health of workers, these health risks could pose significant cost to businesses through absenteeism, presenteeism and lost productivity.

Health status of the construction industry

The construction industry in Queensland has been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Health status of the mining industry

The mining industry in Queensland has been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Health status of public servants

The public service sector in Queensland has been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Health status of the rural sector

The rural sector in Queensland has been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Health status of the transport industry

The transport industry in Queensland has been identified as high risk when it comes to the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Last updated
04 April 2017

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