Organisations that have benefited from embedding work health and wellbeing into their business systems share their stories.
|Company||Industry||Chronic disease risk factors addressed *|
|Scentre Group: From little things, big things grow||Construction||X||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|
|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|
|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
- Seqwater: Work health strengthens your business
- Work health - strengthening your business from leadership perspective
Integration of safety, health and wellbeing
Work health through partnership
Healthy Work. Healthy You
These films include an introduction by University of Queensland experts and four case studies of Australian companies. The case studies show how blue-collar workers face challenges maintaining a healthy lifestyles and building active living and good dietary choices into their lives. The final film presents management perspectives and highlights how effective leadership can facilitate healthy choices at work.
Safe Work and Return to Work Awards – Winner
- Category six – Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety: Scentre Group Design and Construction
- Category six – Best demonstrated leadership in work health and safety: CQ University
- Serious about grazier safety webinar series. This webinar series guides you in developing simple safety management systems.
- Queensland construction work health forum 2016 podcasts: Who is at risk of sitting too much in the construction industry?
Listen to and download a range of presentations from the Work health and wellbeing forum 2019.
- Sustained effort in workplace health and wellbeing makes good sense for workers, their families and the economy
- Strengthen your business by good work design
- How Redland City Council can show positive health and safety outcomes from proactively integrating work health and wellbeing into their safety management system
Eight projects totalling $1.7million were facilitated by the Healthy Worker Initiative from 2011 to 2015 to implement and evaluate research which address chronic disease risks in three priority industries – construction, rural and remote industry and transport workplaces.
|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. This research focused on three areas of health promotion – readiness for change, behavioural change therapy and safety culture.|
|Agriculture||Diabetes Queensland and Growcom: “Live Well Farm Well”||This project tested evidence-based workplace wellness models 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 evidence which reduces 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||This project focused on improving truck drivers’ access to healthy food options and increasing physical activity.|
|Transport||Connetica||This project targeted physical activity and nutrition included in the Workplace healthy audit and Healthy worker policy, focus groups and workplace survey.|
|Transport||Rhealth: “On the road project”||The goal of the project was to design, deliver and evaluate a three-month pilot intervention across three transport industry workplaces to reduce chronic disease risks.|
|All industries||University of Queensland: "BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit"||This project developed an online champion toolkit to assist workplaces to reduce sedentary time of workers. The pilot project created tool to implement in the workplace.|
Recognition case studies
Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards
Have a look at the various case studies on the recognition wall.
Share how your workplace is addressing worker health
We invite Queensland workplaces to share how their workplace is improving work processes to benefit the health of workers and prevent chronic disease risks in the workplace.
If you would like to share your story and promote your work health and wellbeing initiative as a case study please contact us.