Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) have developed a new tool for employers to help them fulfil their Occupation Health and Safety duties.

The tool is called “The Work Health Planning Guide”and is part of the Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Initiative. The program has been developed by WHSQ together with the Australian, State and Territory Government and is funded by the National Partnership Agreement on Preventative Health.

The new interactive work health planning guide is aimed at assisting businesses in improving their health and safety standards in order to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees.

According to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) healthy workers equal happy workers and happy workers usually translates into better work performance and increased productivity, so everyone benefits from workers wellbeing.

It is the responsibility of employers to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees and the new tool helps them achieve this. The WHSQ guide enables businesses to work through the stages of designing an effective workplace health and safety program which includes:

  • Management commitment
  • Wellness planning
  • Needs assessment
  • Action plan
  • Evaluation and review

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland can be contacted on their infoline 1300 369 915 or by emailing [email protected]

 

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