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TV medico to tell Brisbane workers what’s good for them during Safe Work Australia Week

Brisbane workers are invited to attend a Healthier and Safer Workers Information Session on Wednesday 28 October as part of Safe Work Australia Week.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Executive Director Dr Simon Blackwood  today encouraged people to attend the information session, which showcases Dr Andrew Rochford from the hit Channel Nine TV series ‘What’s Good For You’ and author and athlete Anne Newton.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Brisbane residents to hear what experts in the field have to say about achieving a healthy lifestyle," Dr Blackwood said.

"Dr Rochford will address a breakfast for Brisbane employees which will focus on health, safety and general wellbeing in relation to being fit for work, particularly for outdoor workers.

"Ms Newton will speak about achieving results through a healthier balance and provide insight into why it is not so hard to be healthy and how to find the light at the end of the tunnel."

Dr Blackwood said Safe Work Australia Week, which runs from 25 to 31 October, highlights the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

"There are around 100 work-related deaths and nearly 30,000 serious injuries or illnesses each year in Queensland," he said.

"Safe Work Australia Week, in its fifth year, aims to encourage all working Australians to get serious about safety in their workplace to reduce the death, injury and disease toll."

The Healthier and Safer Workers Information session will be held on Wednesday 28 October from 9.30am to noon at Sebel Citigate, 103 George Street, Brisbane at a cost of $20.

The information session is hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland with safety partner the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.

"If people cannot attend the information session, I would encourage them to use the week to focus on what they can do to make their own workplace safer and healthier," Dr Blackwood said.

"To find out how to get involved, register for the seminar or other information about Queensland's safe Work Australia Week activities, visit www.worksafe.qld.gov.au or call the Workplace Health and Safety Infoline on 1300 369 915."

*Note to news editors: Dr Andrew Rochford and Anne Newton will be available for media interviews after their presentations at the seminar. Call 3405 3762 or 0438 769 091 to arrange an interview.

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Last updated
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