Embedding work health and wellbeing into organisational systems and culture will benefit the health of workers and prevent chronic disease risk in the workplace. Many business goals will take time to achieve. Therefore, it is important to have a mixture of data sources to show short, medium and long-term outcomes.
Within a few months
Within one to two years
Within three or more years*
improved worker engagement
improved team cohesiveness
improved health behaviours of workers
improved levels of energy and concentration of workers
savings of up to $6 for every $1 invested in employee wellbeing 1
reduction in employee risk factors by up to 56% 1
prevention of musculoskeletal disorders
*Table adapted from WorkCover Tasmania’s simple guide to Workplace Health and Wellbeing. 1. Chapman LS. Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies: 2012 update. The Art of Health Promotion 2012; 26(4).
Landscapers - Healthy or Not so Healthy?
Landscaping falls under the construction sector and accordingly has been recognised as a high-risk industry in terms of the health and wellbeing of its workers.
This is largely due to a number of factors including being a male dominated industry, long hours, project based work and a transient workforce.
If you would like to see higher productivity for your business, less absenteeism, less accidents and injuries and generally support the wellbeing of your staff then implementing a Healthy Workplace Plan could help you achieve just that.
Time for Change
Most people know what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and healthy foods however habits are hard to break.
Did you realise though that if you can support your workers in striving to achieve a more healthy lifestyle you can contribute to positive team relationships, increase productivity and profitability, reduce absenteeism and staff turnover as well as reduce workers' compensation claims?
Change is not easy though and Landscape Queensland has resources available to get you started on the road to better staff wellbeing overall, including mental health.
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There are lots of resources and ideas available to assist you support and encourage your employees to make positive change - try these:-
Provide employees with information about healthy food choices
Develop a healthy food and drink workplace policy including a healthy catering policy
Encourage employees to talk to their doctor and/or an accredited practising dietician about their weight