Studies have shown that a focus on improving the workplace wellness of employees can improve productivity, reduce staff absenteeism, assist safety on site and even improve employee retention rates.
Landscape Queensland has introduced a program to create an awareness of health issues affecting workers and distribute relevant information, support tools and contacts providing additional support to employers which can be used to pass on to employees.
Landscape Queensland CEO Mark Sorby said: “As the peak body for the landscape industry in Queensland we believe it is vital that the health and wellbeing of all participants in this industry is addressed.”
Covering areas such as smoking, alcohol and drugs, nutrition, sun safety and mental wellbeing, this comprehensive program kicked off in April 2015 and will run through until September.
Members are receiving valuable information and tools to enable them to discuss many aspects of health with their team and develop a wellness program for their business.
More information on workplace wellness can be found here.
Landscape Queensland is working with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on a Healthy Workers Initiative as part of the Queensland Government's Healthier.Happier.Workplaces Initiative.