Creating safer workplaces involves catering for the safety and wellbeing needs of employees of all ages.
Recently, through our Mutual Benefits Program, EML funded the Interventions to Support the Return to Work or Recovery at Work of Older Healthcare Workers Study conducted by conducted by the Healthy Working Lives Research Group at Monash University.
The aim of the study was to address the observation that with increasing age (generally from late 40s onwards) there is a noticeable reduction in return to work rates of injured healthcare workers. The study was conducted under the leadership of Dr Shannon Gray, Mr Luke Sheehan and Dr Ross Iles and the proposed interventions were co-designed with health sector employers and employees, insurers and other stakeholders.
The type of interventions recommended by this study included:
- Exercise (injury prevention)
- Lifting equipment and/or training (injury prevention)
- Claim specific education (when an injury has occurred)
- Return to work management (post injury)
- Workplace environmental changes
Our range of specific guides (based on the recommendations of this work), relevant articles, videos and resources we have available which provide support for organisations and their workers who are facing the unique challenges of an ageing workforce are available below:
Helping healthcare employers support their ageing workforce
Improve return to work rates for older injured healthcare workers, through these five types of interventions recommended by our recent study.
Gauging mental health in the workplace - it starts at the top
Workplace Mental Health Expert, Author, Trainer & International Speaker Anna Feringa, discusses stress, and more particularly, mental health in the workplace.
Preventing manual task injuries
Manual task injuries put tradies out of work across Australia every day. Take a look at our video collection for guidance on safer manual handling.
Resources for workers, their families and employers to assist with prevention and recovery from work-related psychological injury or mental illness.
Career progression after a mental health workers compensation claim
Career progression after a psychological injury: what to consider before lodging a claim, returning to work after time away, and looking for your next job.
Apps for wellbeing
Take a look at our list of helpful apps and online tools designed to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
First Appointment videos
The First Appointment videos help you be mentally and physically prepared to start treatment with a psychologist, psychiatrist and exercise physiologist.
Improving your mental health through exercise
Exercise is one of the best things you can do to preserve mental health or recover from mental illness.
Diet and mental health
Watch and learn with Dietitian Dr. Scott Teasdale PhD, as he explains what happens to you and ways to manage your diet to help you on a path to a healthier life.
5 ways to get you moving at work
We all know that staying active is important, not only does it help you keep physically healthy but the benefits to your mental health and mood are impressive.