Workplace Health & Wellbeing

Ethos Health can lead or support the promotion of health and wellbeing initiative in your workforce.  

What impacts a workers health and wellbeing?

Fatigue is not a disease, but rather a symptom of many different situations, illnesses or conditions and can be defined quite simply as a feeling of weariness, tiredness or lack of energy. The presentation of fatigue can be unpredictable and its causes diverse, making its management difficult. Factors include; 

  • Smoking  
  • Nutrition 
  • Alcohol 
  • Physical Activity 
  • Stress 
  • Health Surveillance 
  • Obesity 
  • Tiredness (Sleep) 

No one is immune and the effects can range from an error in a familiar task to a fatal accident. To reduce the risk of fatigue related accidents, organisations should develop comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS). 

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Biological Factors 

  • Sleep quality and quantity 
  • Health 
  • Circadian rhythm 
  • Gender 
  • Age

Life away from work 

  • Family and friends  
  • Socio-economic factors  
  • Commute to work 
  • Commitments 
  • Studying 
  • ...and more 

Organisational factors  

  • Predictability of work  
  • Work roster  
  • Safety culture
  • Economic environment  
  • ...and more

Biological Factors 

  • Sleep quality and quantity 
  • Health 
  • Circadian rhythm 
  • Gender 
  • Age

Managing workforce health and wellbeing 

  • Maximum work hour caps
  • Scheduled breaks
  • Work hour monitoring and alerts
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress (Mental health)
  • Health surveillance
  • Obesity
  • Sleep
  • Home & social commitments
  • Task rotation
  • Self-pacing of work
  • Task sharing
  • Controlled work environments (e.g temp, respite areas)
  • Traffic division
  • Comprehensive fatigue training
  • Point-in-time fatigue self assessments (Check)
  • Warning alarms
  • Lane departure
  • Proximity sensors
  • Infra-red camera
  • Car pooling
  • Supervision or Buddying observations
  • Supervisor training
  • Warning alarms
  • Lane departure
  • Proximity sensors
  • Infra-red camera
  • Car pooling
  • Supervision or Buddying observations
  • Supervisor training

Our programs focus on engaging as many people as possible in making positive behavioural change by providing action plans for companies that have considered all aspects of the change management process, including leadership, culture, policy, systems, education & training, partnerships, communication & engagement. 

The Reshape framework has been designed to ensure:

  1. All health and wellbeing initiatives are run under a common brand to ensure health and wellbeing initiatives are sustained into the future (WHS committee can come up with the brand).
  2. There is an aligned and overarching goal (To keep workers as healthy as they arrived…by targeting modifiable health risk factors)
  3. Workplace health risk factors are approached in a strategic manner
  4. High health risk areas are targeted,
  5. There is a clear message for each modifiable risk factor that all personnel can relate to,
  6. A record of initiatives is documented to support planning and ensure programs are targeted to high needs areas and balanced across all modifiable health risk factors.

Why trust us?

Leadership

We can support leaders to develop  a clear and demonstrable health strategy.  

Culture

Our initiatives drive personal responsibility in the management of healthy lifestyle choices.

Systems

We can provide you with the tools and resouces to impletment an effective health initiatives. 

People

Our engaging training enable workers to have the knowledge, skill and resources to make healier choices.   

Our Health & Wellbeing Team

Dr Trent Watson - CEO & Fatigue Consultant

Dr Trent Watson

CEO, Health Strategist

Trent has 17 years’ experience working and reviewing the impact of health- and fatigue-related interventions in the mining, transport, maritime, utilities, food and other commodity industries.

Trent’s experience, capability and currency of providing subject matter expertise regarding fatigue is illustrated by working in the area for more than a decade with a range of multinational companies. This work includes subject matter expertise in fatigue and design of Fatigue Risk Management Systems, as well as, provision of other support services.

Qualifications:

PhD, BHSc (N&D), Cert IV WHS, Cert IV TAE

James Morris - Workplace Health Consultant

James Morris

Workplace Health Consultant

James is an experienced dietitian having worked in a number of medical centres and private practices across NSW. Having moved to Newcastle his clinical focus is general dietetics, including weight management, heart disease, diabetes, food allergies and intolerances, and sports nutrition. James also works as a consultant to a number of local organisations, helping run a range of health and wellbeing programs..

Qualifications:

Bach Nutrition & Dietetics (Hons)

Dr Jane Watson - Newcastle Dietitian

Dr. Jane Watson

Workplace Health Researcher 

Jane's niche experience is in infant and child nutrition, she is passionate about working with families to promote healthy eating habits. She continues to work in nutrition research at the University of Newcastle and has undertaken additional study in child nutrition as well as being an accredited practitioner for the Triple P parenting program.

Qualifications 

PhD BHSc (N&D), Cert IV TAE

Get in touch

If you are looking to improve workforce health and wellbeing contact us with your details and we can provide you with a quote.

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