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Why Employers Should Prioritise Safety Programs Instead of Well-Being Programs

well-being programsIt’s heartening to know that many companies are now taking the health and well-being of their employees seriously by implementing well-being programs. Considering that providing medical checks, vaccinations, fitness programs, and even gym memberships were hardly a priority in the past, these programs that help ensure a healthy workforce are a welcome addition in the lives of employees of all ages and rank.

However, for all the benefits that well-being programs offer employees, they should not be the end-all and be-all of an organisation’s WHS or Work Health and Safety management system. Unfortunately, many employers today seem to put a lot more emphasis on well-being programs than those that concern overall workplace safety.

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Healthier Alternatives For Alcoholic Drinks

healthier substitutes for alcoholic drinksDrinking alcohol is admittedly an important part of Australian culture. Alcohol-related illnesses, however, kill 15 Australians daily, according to a study jointly commissioned by Victoria Health, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Unless we make a serious change in our attitude towards alcohol, that figure is bound to increase in the years to come.

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