Published 28-02-2019
| Article appears in April 2019 Issue

MENTAL HEALTH AND OBESITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT SYDNEY SHOW

28-02-2019

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

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