Healthier Work is a free ACT government service established within WorkSafe ACT to support employers to develop health and wellbeing initiatives within their workplace.
The work people do can positively or negatively affect the likelihood of them developing an injury or illness. Work health and wellbeing focuses on improving workplace environments (programs, policies and practices)to benefit the health of workers and prevent chronic disease risks in the workplace. When it comes to work health and wellbeing the risks factors include physical inactivity and sedentary work, unhealthy eating, harmful alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and poor mental health.
Healthier Work aims to build the capacity of workplaces to develop and implement programs, policies and practices that lead to healthy environments and sustained employee healthy lifestyle changes in relation to the above risk factors.
It makes good business sense for employers to invest in the health and wellbeing of their workers. The benefits to employers include increased worker morale and engagement, reduced workplace injuries and associated expenses, increased attraction and retention of staff, and improved corporate image.
Healthier Work supports ACT workplaces through a range of free resources including:
- a Guide to Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
- workplace visits and personalised advice
- free tools, including an organisational audit tool (score card)
- resources to support the implementation of healthy lifestyle programs and policies
- links to workplace health and wellbeing providers
- training and support mechanisms for employers and workers
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