WorkHealth: promoting healthy workplaces. Pam Anders Director, WorkHealth program 10 October, 2012. WorkSafe Victoria. Today. Not such a healthy outlook? Why should businesses care? What do workers think? A Victorian perspective on workplace health
Director, WorkHealth program
10 October, 2012
are 60% less
likely to work
are at lower
risk of injury
Cost of absenteeism
Cost of presenteeism
We are more sedentary
Peer support and leadership within the workplace is ideal for behaviour change
We spend a third of our day at work
We think we aretoo busyto look after our health
Less sick leaveand staff turnover, and moreproductivity
Of workers participating in health and wellbeing programs believe their productivity improved
of employers offer workplace health and wellbeing activities
are three of the greatest benefits from health and wellbeing programs in the workplace
Long term goalsinclude:
reducing workplace injury,disease and absenteeism
reducing impactof chronic disease (type 2 diabetes and heart disease)
Increase workplace productivity
WorkHealth: what we’re working towards
Delivered over 607k WorkHealth checks to Victorian workers
Engaged with over 34k workplaces to deliver WorkHealth programs
Provided over $2.4m in grants to fund workplace health promotion activities
Helped over 25,000 at-risk workers take action to reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Whilelifestyle habits improve with age, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose get worse.
More younger workers rate their health as ‘poor’.
Health risks among blue collar workers are more prevalentthan white collar.
1% of workers are referred to their GPurgently within 24 hours. Over half were told to see their GP within one month.
63% want to
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