none

MENTAL HEALTH AND OBESITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT SYDNEY SHOW

28-02-2019
by 
in 

The Workplace Health & Safety Show will once again feature a free education programme over its two days, and workplace health and wellbeing will be a major feature. The show, at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on 22nd and 23rd May will feature 14 thought-provoking talks on topics from workplace mental health to game-changing new technologies, and the latest safety regulations.

Mental wellbeing is one of Australia’s major WH&S issues, with work-related stress responsible for 92% of all work-related mental disorder claims, according to Safe Work Australia. And a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that this results in 12 million days of reduced productivity yearly, costing Australian employers as much as $6 billion per annum.

“Everyone knows that a happy, productive workplace is a healthy one,” says Marie Kinsella, CEO of WH&S Show organiser International Exhibition & Conference Group.

“Taking care of worker’s health, both mental and physical, is absolutely crucial to establishing a workplace that delivers consistently fantastic results, while keeping staff motivated.”

The education programme will run as two concurrent streams - Talking Health and Talking Safety.

The Talking Health stream will tackle topics such as “Seven ways to manage workplace stress and anxiety”, “Looking after your employees - men’s health and wellbeing”, “the value of a healthy workplace and how to support staff
around a healthy weight”.

Topics for Talking Safety include: “Using software and mobile technology to manage and improve work safety”, “The current position on industrial manslaughter – what your business needs to know” and “Online workplace inductions – join a live demonstration”.

The education programme at the Workplace Heath & Safety Show is free to attend for all registered visitors. Full details of the programme are available now from the show’s website.

Workplace Health & Safety Show
www.whsshow.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. Catherine Velisha
    15.06.2021
    15.06.2021
    by      In , In
    A leading grower and producer of premium vegetables in Australia, Velisha Farms has long been a class act in business and the community. It should come as no surprise then that Managing Director, Catherine Velisha, has stepped up to become a safety ambassador for Worksafe Victoria.
    Ms Velisha... Read More
  2. rung covers
    15.06.2021
    15.06.2021
    by      In , In
    Along with the pain suffered and the lost time due to the seriousness of the injury, worn out, shiny, oily and greasy metal ladder rungs are among the main reasons why slipping and falling down ladders have become major concerns.
    Paints and tapes have been tried in the past but offer little long-... Read More
  3. crane
    03.06.2021
    03.06.2021
    by      In , In , In
    As industry prepares for recovery from supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic, companies face the prospect of rapidly expanding demand on lifting equipment vital to their business.
    One of the key areas where ongoing safety and reliability will need particular attention as production and... Read More
  4. Flyer
    03.06.2021
    03.06.2021
    by      In , In
    The issue of mental health and wellbeing is a major concern for Australian workplaces. Around 91% of all workers’ compensation claims involving mental health disorders between 2010–11 and 2014–15, were related to work and mental stress, according to Safe Work Australia. The World Health... Read More
Products
Suppliers