Case Study of a Healthy Workplace Initiative

Dell McStay

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Abstract

With increasing demands of modern life reducing society’s standards of health and wellbeing, individuals have fallen victim to competing demands at work and home. This lifestyle has subsequently resulted in profound detrimental effects on health and wellbeing at individual, workplace and community levels. This direct effect has been reflected through workplace injury and disease, estimated at over 7 billion dollars per year in Australia (LaMontagne et al., 2006). A study aimed at identifying the health profile of Australian workers (Medibank Private and Econtech, 2005) has revealed that 62% of Australian workers are overweight, 50% are totally inactive and almost half have poor diets. Additionally, over half the Australian workforce is overwhelmed and stressed, and 56% are in a medium to high risk range for factors associated with smoking and excessive drinking.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventResearch Week 2012 - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 4 Sep 20127 Sep 2012

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ConferenceResearch Week 2012
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period4/09/127/09/12

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Workplace
Health
Drinking
Life Style
Smoking
Diet
Wounds and Injuries

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McStay, D. (2012). Case Study of a Healthy Workplace Initiative. Poster session presented at Research Week 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.
McStay, Dell. / Case Study of a Healthy Workplace Initiative. Poster session presented at Research Week 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.
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