The Health Benefits Of Good Work – Achieving Better Health Outcomes
Presenter(s): Dr Peter Connaughton
This presentation challenges occupational hygienists to join the Health Benefits of Good Work Campaign, as an excellent way to achieve the Conference goals to re-calibrate, re-synergise and re-brand. The HBGW Campaign is the highly successful policy of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
It is leading a paradigm shift to focus on creating good work to improve the health and well-being of workers. It is based on compelling evidence that good work is beneficial to health and wellbeing and that long-term work absence and unemployment have a negative impact.
The campaign brings together over 200 organisations to encourage employers’ continuing support for workers’ health and to advocate for improved policies on work and health. The steering group includes statutory authorities, healthcare organisations, insurers and national employers. HBGW enables you to “reinvigorate your networks, enlist a multidisciplinary approach and to embody a holistic perspective.”