Health Work Wellbeing (UK – Working for Health)
Examples of organisations that have taken action to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees with measurable results.
Fostering a healthy culture (WorkCover Queensland)
Video of Carlton and United's approach to employee wellbeing, and the benefits of the program.
Trust Rules: The Most Important Secret about Trust
Excellent mature article on Trust. If trust is damaged it can effect an employees work productivity or an employer’s confidence in their workers. The article looks at research done in the area of trust in working relationships and provides practical advice and tips on how to develop or re-establish trust in the workplace. About.com – Human Resources.
Culture: Your Environment for People at Work
An overview of workplace culture, the underlying fabric within which partnership is created. What it is, how it is created, how it can be changed. Additional links lead to related articles.
Do your employees trust you?
For employees returning to work trust is vital to success. This article asks does trust matter? How do you find out if you are trusted? About.com management section.
Top 10 Ideas About What Employees Want From Work
Ideas to help you fulfill what people want from work and create employee motivation. This is an interesting page with useful information, some of which may be useful in RTW contexts.
Betrayal of Trust
How to let go and move on when someone you trusted burns you bad. This article from a Teen Advice page has three points of advice that may be useful in some contexts for dealing with a breakdown in trust.
Trust information sheet
Here are ten important things about trust. Use them personally or give to someone who has trust issues. Written for teenagers, but accurate at any age. About.com – Teen Advice section.
How to demonstrate respect at work
This article from About.com, Human Resources section lists ten simple actions on respect for others in the work place. For employees with work related injuries, employers can demonstrate respect to them by including their ideas on how to change and improve the workplace.
Play Well With Others - Develop Effective Work Relationships
Seven ways you can play well with other at work. The key points of these techniques are communication and cooperation. From About.com- Human Resources section.
Headsup (Australia – Supporting small businesses)
Beyond Blue has developed a guide to help you support the small business owners you know or work with.
Ergonomics (Canada – Centre for Occupational Health & Safety)
Comprehensive range of articles and resources on ergonomics in different work contexts. From manual handling, to hand tools, to offices
An ergonomics check list for desk workers (US – Ankrum Associates)
Things to look for in posture and activities and remedial solutions.
Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders (US – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
A resource list containing an extensive list of programs, guides and interventions.
Safe Computing Tips.com (US)
Range of article on computer use and ergonomic issues, includes articles on laptops and information on some musculoskeletal injuries e.g. RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Cornell University Ergonomics Web (US)
Information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group directed by Professor Alan Hedge, focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people's comfort, performance and health.
How to make your computer workstation fit you (Canada – WorkSafe BC)
A guide to arranging your computer workstation so it works for you. Includes information on layout, lighting and posture.
How to sit at a computer (Ergonomics in Australia)
Useful advice from desk workers covering how to sit, the keyboard, screen, pauses and breaks
Elements of Ergonomics Programs (US – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
A primer describing the basic elements of a workplace ergonomics program, based on workplace evaluations of a wide range of work settings.
Office Ergonomics Tips (US – Barbre Ergonomics)
Printable two page guide for adjusting a workstation
A Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools (US – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
A guide to help employers and workers identify non-powered hand tools that are less likely to cause injury, those that can be used effectively with less force, less repeated movement, and less awkward positioning of the body.
PREVENTION MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS
Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Canada – National Occupational Health & Safety Resource)
What are they, how common are they, risk factors, how do they occur, symptoms, how to recognise and treat them, how to prevent them?
A browser based self assessment and exercise tool for both office and industrial environments.
One of the biggest factors impacting your health when working from home is prolonged sitting. BeUpstanding is a FREE health program for teams working from home or in the workplace.
Literature Review - Research on the prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders (Australia – Safety and Compensation Council)
Summarises literature and other evidence on: the main physical hazards, psychosocial hazards for the main mechanisms of manual handling reported in the National Data Set; recommended hazard identification and risk assessment tools and practices; management practices to reduce the risk of WMSD; and evidence concerning real or perceived barriers to the implementation of risk assessment and control measures.
Video - Supervisor's response to work injury matters (Canada – IWH)
A research-based video from Institute for Work & Health (IWH) summarising how a supervisor’s response can make a difference to the successful return to work of an injured worker.
Managing injury and supporting return to work: a training package for supervisors (Australia – Return to Work Matters)
Injured workers who feel supported by their supervisors return to work sooner. This online training program is designed to teach supervisors the skills, knowledge and behaviours that promote return to work.
WORK FROM HOME
Working from home - A guide for employers (Comcare)
This publication provides a range of ways managers can help employees overcome the challenges associated with working from home. Set your team up for success.
Working from home - A guide for employees (Comcare)
Many Australians are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This flyer provides simple steps employees can take to make working from home a productive and healthy experience.
Working from home checklist (Comcare)
Comcare's working from home checklist provides employers and workers with minimal guidance and measures on how they can meet their respective work health and safety obligations
Looking after your mental health - fact sheets (Comcare)
The mental health of workers either directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19 is an important consideration. Comcare provides resources and practical tips to help people struggling to deal with feelings of uncertainty, stress and anxiety, and other may be adjusting to self-isolation or working from home