Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Work Health: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Workplace Health and Safety Queensland www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Work Health: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Workplace Health and Safety Queensland."— Presentation transcript:

1 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Work Health: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Workplace Health and Safety Queensland April Bennetts Senior Advisor, Healthy Workers Initiative T: M: E:

2 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Top issues within transport industry Workers have sustained highest injury incidence rate (Australia) Highest serious claim rates (QLD) –Most injuries: muscular stress/falls/ vehicle accidents Highest prevalence of health risk behaviours (Australia and QLD)

3 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Benefits of worker health Did you know that fit health workers of normal weight have: –Increased alertness and decreased fatigue –Improved ability to solve problems –Better productivity –Take less sick leave –Lower risk of injury and fewer workers compensation claims –Improved health and wellbeing and lower health care costs –Decreased risk of sleep apnoea In short, healthier workers are good for business!

4 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Making worker health a priority Workplace health and wellbeing initiatives Aims to: Improve health of workers (positive business outcomes) Make healthy choices easy choices Considers: Work environment impact Integrates with existing health and safety systems

5 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland The impacts of work on worker health Work Related Risk Factors Obesity (physical inactivity/ poor nutrition) Job stress / lack of job control / time pressures (lack of time)  Shift work  Long work hours / lack of work-life balance  Lack of access and availability to store, obtain, and prepare health foods  Sedentary work  Organisational culture (e.g. lack of support for healthy lifestyles) 

6 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Integrating workplace health, wellbeing and safety Compliance Work Health and Safety Act 2011 A PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) must: “… ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their workers while they are at work” “provide and maintain a work environment without risks to the health of workers” Workers: have a responsibility “to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and to comply with reasonable safety instructions”

7 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

8 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Guiding principles Integrated commitment and vision Joint consultation and communication Environmental audit Cross-disciplinary approach Shared monitoring, evaluation and reporting

9 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Initiative (QW4WI) Part of the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health Chronic disease prevention through the workplace setting – SNAPO risk factors Workplace Health & Safety Queensland (WHSQ): partnering with Queensland Health to implement WHSQ focus: blue collar industries including transport and storage

10 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Initiative (QW4WI) WHSQ grants Targeting industry bodies, unions, workplace consortiums and not for profit organisations. workers/funding-program/index.htm Advisory and coaching service and professional development course Provide advice and skill development to employers to implement health and wellbeing activities

11 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Initiative (QW4WI) Awareness and education eSafe Online materials for use by safety/employers: includes Work Health Planning resource Workplace Quit Smoking Program Support for workplaces Workplace tool kit Webportal information and tools Recognition scheme

12 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland “If our most important asset is our employees, then how can we build workplaces to let them know that we care about and support their health and wellbeing?” Conclusion

13 Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Thank You For more information visit: Workplace Health and Safety Queensland healthy-workers/index.htm


Download ppt "Workplace Health and Safety Queensland www.worksafe.qld.gov.au Work Health: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace Workplace Health and Safety Queensland."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google