Campaigns and initiatives for the taking
You might not be aware, but there are many WHS, RTW and general health and wellbeing initiatives available online, which you can provide for your workers to help them stay in good health while helping you create a positive workplace culture.
Queensland Government's A healthier you, Index of health subsites and What's on pages provide useful information, along with the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website. The Australian Government is also running a range of campaigns including Quit now and Swap it, don't stop it you could promote within your organisation with the aim of improving the health and safety of your workers. Customer Services Manager, South division, Michelle Brady says there are a number of great initiatives already happening in the community you can leverage off and adopt into your workplace.
"The Queensland Government's 'What's on' page lists many health promoting activities and initiates you can download information and promotional materials for. For example, there's information on men's health, healthy recipe ideas and fitness, and there's also the Quit now Federal Government campaign. You can download this information and share with your people at no or very little cost. We saw Amy Sproule at CUB do just that, which has improved their injury prevention and management outcomes while encouraging a health seeking culture at the workplace."
Amy spoke about CUB's positive WHS and RTW work approach at a WorkCover Queensland industry forum. You can watch Amy's presentation here to find out other cost effective ways she's encouraged people to stay fit and healthy at work while keeping CUB's premium costs down. "These low cost initiatives may encourage people to develop an interest in their health, wellbeing and safety, which is a step in the right direction for them as individuals but also for the organisation as a whole," Michelle added.