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Health & wellbeing overview

It makes good business sense to include health and wellbeing as a key part of running any successful business.

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Research shows that healthy workers are almost 3 times more productive than unhealthy workers and record fewer injuries, sick days and work-related injury claims. Improving workers’ health and wellbeing by having a healthy workplace can therefore positively impact business profitability, productivity and safety.

Under our work health and safety laws, everyone is responsible for health and safety in the workforce. This legislation also defines health to include both physical and mental health, and outlines the duty of care responsibilities for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs).

If you work full-time, about half your waking hours are at work. If you own or run a business, it’s probably even more. Looking after your own health and wellbeing also means you will have more energy for building a life of purpose at work, home and play.

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The most effective work health and wellbeing programs follow the same steps as successful safety programs, so they are best done together as part of an integrated approach



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