THE ERGONOMICS SITTING WELL OF THE AUSTRALIAN GDPIS RELATED TO WORKINJURY AND DISEASE According to safe work Australia $20 Billion was the work related injury cost in Australia in 1993. Imagine what it is now, some estimates put it around $60 Billion! TAKE A BREAK Take short 1-2 minute stretch breaks every 20-30 minutes. After each hour of work, take a break or change tasks for at least 5-10 minutes. The following timer can help:www.tomato-timer.com LIGHTING Take short 1-2 minute stretch breaks every 20-30 minutes. After each hour of work, take a break or change tasks for at least 5-10...
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There’s an old saying: New financial year, new office! Well, that’s not exactly how it goes, but we live in the world of fitouts, furniture and ergonomics, and that sounds right to us.
Last financial year occurred during an incredibly difficult time, and many business owners were forced to make tough decisions to survive.
Background: As the peak body for providers of workplace health services (WPH) in Australia, the Workplace Health Association of Australia (WHAA) provides industry specific guidance and recommendations on matters of relevance to its members and their clients. It is WHAA’s position that measuring and reporting return on investment (ROI) can add rigour and accountability to WPH program delivery, whilst validating the decision by employers to invest, thereby ensuring sustainability of programs and outcomes. Whilst WHAA recognises that not all programs require ROI based validation, we wish to ensure that should such a decision be made, appropriate consideration is given to the methodology employed, the conclusions that can be...
Noise in an office is a given, but when it gets out of control it can stifle creativity, reduce productivity, divert focus and limit privacy and security. Open plan offices are particularly susceptible to excessive noise, a once popular but increasingly questionable office layout.
While you can’t always change the layout and design of your office, you can make a few changes to reduce noise and improve productivity. We’ve put together some tips and hacks to combat a noisy office, with some of our favourite product recommendations to let you get back to work.
WHAA partners with reputable institutions to conduct research studies focussed on supporting the workplace health agenda as well as sourcing other industry-relevant studies and reports from Australia and overseas. WORKING WELL (Survey Report – Sixth Edition) – July 2014 A Global Report on Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness and Productivity Strategies Global Wellness Report (1212 KB) AUSTRALIA’S HEALTH 20914 – May 2014 The 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australia's Health (5026 KB) A PRIORITY-DRIVEN RESEARCH AGENDA FOR OBESITY PREVENTION – April 2014 National Preventative Health Research Strategy 2013-18: ANPHA (Aust Govt) and Western Australian...
With a constantly changing situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter has become a useful resource for sharing information and keeping up to date with guidelines, restrictions and general information.
Instead of wading through the swamp of misinformation and confusion, following a few reliable accounts is a reassuring way to stay informed without worrying about conflicting advice. Here are our top 20 accounts for reputable and useful COVID-19 information.
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