Viva la WorkHealth!

Gabrielle Lis

What do results from WorkSafe's WorkHealth revolution tell us about worker health--and the effectiveness of the one size fits all approach to workplace intervention?

In an Australian first, the Victorian government has stumped up $218 million over five years to fund a workplace health initiative, dubbed WorkHealth, aimed at identifying and reducing risk factors for chronic disease. By June 2010, 200 000 Victorian workers (approximately 10% of Victoria’s workforce) had participated, and this number continues to climb. The checks have been conducted on constructions sites, in shearing sheds, offic...

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Published 20 December, 2010