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Applications open for work health funding program

Queensland workplace consortiums, industry associations and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 funding to support health and wellbeing initiatives in workplaces under the High Risk Industry Work Health Funding Program.

The program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of workers in identified high risk industries, including the:

  • building and construction industry
  • transport and storage industry
  • mining and resources sector and associated supply chain in rural and regional Queensland. 

To be eligible for funding, projects must address one or more of the following risk factors of smoking, poor nutrition, harmful alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and overweight and obesity.

These projects should encourage healthy behaviours and create a supportive work environment to make healthy choices easier for workers. The types of initiatives that will be funded include:

  • structured wellness programs and activities
  • environmental interventions – this may include changes to the physical environment or the organisational environment (e.g. policies, work design, work environment, culture)
  • applied research – to address gaps in current knowledge at workplace and/or industry level
  • integration of worker health and wellbeing activities or strategies with existing workplace health and safety and/or injury prevention management systems.

Further suggestions for strategies and activities that could be included as part of the funding application are published on the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website.

Applications close at 5:00 pm on Friday 15 March 2013.

The High Risk Industry Work Health Funding Program is part of the Queensland Workplaces for Wellness initiative, which is a joint Australian, state and territory government initiative under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health.

For more information and to apply visit the www.worksafe.qld.gov.au or call the WHS Infoline on 1300 369 915

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Last reviewed
21 December 2012
Last updated
5 November 2015

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