Government funding for work health part of business and community partnership

Source: Work Health and Safety Qld

More than $200,000 has been granted to Zero Harm at Work Leadership Program members (refer to table below) in a matched funding initiative to implement health and wellbeing campaigns in Queensland workplaces.

This first round of funding will be used to encourage healthy lifestyles for employees in order to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease risk factors among workers. Program members that have received the funding will target smoking, poor nutrition, harmful alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and obesity through health screening and coaching, healthy catering, quit smoking campaigns, pedometer challenges and weight management programs.

By taking steps to ensure the workplace supports the health of their workers, these organisations should start to see a reduction in workplace injury and illness, a significant reduction in sick leave absenteeism and reduced workers' compensation claims.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is delivering the Zero Harm at Work Leadership Work Health Funding Program as part of Queensland Workplaces for Wellness, a joint Australian, state and territory government initiative under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health.

Zero Harm at Work Leadership Work Health Funding Program recipients
Organisation name Project title
Anglicare Southern Queensland Healthy Choices for a Healthy Workforce
Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland Healthy Habits Program
Construction Training Centre CTC - Healthy Inside and Out
Department of Education Training and Employment Working Towards Wellness
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Smoking Management Program for Workers
Iplex Pipelines Iplex QLD Health and Wellbeing Program 2013/2014
PresCare PresCare People: One Body for LIFE
RSL Care Limited RSL Care Workplace Wellness Program
Sunshine Coast Council FRESHhabits - Pilot Program
Thiess Australian Mining Healthy Lifestyles at Work

Further information

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