- Healthier Workplace WA

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» This template gives you a starting point to create a presentation to managers on
workplace health and wellbeing.
» If you have any evaluation data available, you might like to include specific details of
your organisation’s current health status (e.g. poor nutrition found through a survey) or
health risk factors (e.g. high rate of sedentary work, poor food preparation facilities).
» The template includes slides, speaking notes (below) and prompts (in italics). It can be
changed as needed to suit your specific needs.
» Healthier Workplace WA has resources that you can access online to support this
presentation, including the Evidence Factsheet, and the Plan Do Review Guide.
» This presentation should take 10 -15 minutes to present.
» If you need assistance in tailoring this presentation to your organisation, contact
Healthier Workplace WA on 1300 550 271.
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Investing in your
greatest asset
» Overview video
The workplace - a priority setting
The World Health Organisation recognises the workplace as a priority setting for
health promotion.
» Spend at least 60% of our day at work
» Work environments have been changing
More sedentary
Longer hours
Mentally and/or physically demanding
» Negative impact on health made worse by
Alcohol consumption
Unhealthy eating
Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour
» Implementing a workplace health and wellbeing program
Significant health and wellbeing benefits for our staff members
Boost productivity
Help our organisation’s “bottom line”
Why invest?
» Smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity are
all leading, modifiable risk factors for chronic disease.
» Chronic disease includes those such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes
and some types of cancer.
» The workplace can positively influence these risk factors, leading to
reductions in chronic disease.
» Effective workplace health and wellbeing programs can:
Improve overall worker health by 24%.1
Increase productivity at work by 29%.1
Reduce absence due to sickness by 21%.1
Positively affect presenteeism (reduced rates of staff coming into work sick).2
Create a positive work environment which can help reduce health risks and
improve productivity in the workplace.2
» Result in happier and safer workers.3, 4
The cost of not investing
» High costs are associated with having an unhealthy workforce
» Return-on-investment from $1.40 to $4.70 for every $1 spent (over 3 years)
» Significant savings can be achieved by reducing obesity in the workplace
» Poor health increases the likelihood of industrial accidents or injuries 7
» Too much sitting increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases,
breast and colon cancer 8
» Workers that smoke can cost businesses in terms of lost productivity due to
smoking breaks, sick leave and presenteeism 9
Benefits for business
The bottom line
A healthier workplace will boost your productivity. It's good for business and
the numbers show this.
Staff turnover
Sick leave savings
Potential savings from implementing a
workplace health program
For more information on the methodology behind the
calculator see hwwa.com.au/calculator
How management can support the program
» Support program development
» Allocate coordinator time and any other resources
» Support development and promotion of health policies and supportive
» Encourage and support the workplace health program coordinator to attend
free HWWA training or PD events
» Support staff consultation processes and encourage staff feedback
» Ensure all levels of management endorse the program
» Be a role model
» Participate in key program activities/events
» Encourage workers to participate
Case Study
The time to act is now
» How Healthier Workplace WA can help
» Offer free workplace assistance, training and support
» Funding until June 2015

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