Healthy Workplaces

Creating healthier, happier workplaces

Healthy Workplaces

Healthy work, healthy life

Everyone deserves to work in a place where their health and wellbeing matters and everyone benefits when health and wellbeing are part of their working life.

Creating healthier workplaces can protect people from injury and illness and improve health and wellbeing outcomes. For organisations this means greater engagement, improved morale, and increased productivity.

What is a healthy workplace?

A healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace.

World Health Organisation, 2010

Creating a healthy workplace requires a mix of organisational, environmental and people focussed strategies. Taking a holistic approach to health, safety and wellbeing will help to create a workplace where everyone can thrive and achieve their best.

To start creating a healthier workplace, check out Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s Work health and wellbeing toolkit which provides a practical guide to developing a successful healthy workplace program.

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Last updated 7 July 2022