Work and health / work and well being

NSW Healthy Workers Initiative: Industry Profiles (Road Freight Transport, House Construction, Manufacturing) 2013

Client:  NSW Ministry of Health

WRC prepared industry profiles to assist the NSW Ministry of Health in delivering the Healthy Workers Initiative in the Road Freight Transport, House Construction and Manufacturing industries. The profiles focused on identifying existing health issues and behaviours, and identifying barriers and enablers for delivery of the Healthy Workers Initiative, including suggestions for the design of communications strategies and materials.

Each profile was developed using insights from a review of policy and regulation, review of health programs, and interviews with key informants, managers and workers.  Analysis was also conducted for each industry using Azjen and Fishbein's Theory of Planned Behaviour to identify barriers and provide suggestions to influence behaviours at the industry, employer and worker level. The three profiles were accompanied by an overview report providing a policy and theoretical overview for the research, and drawing out themes common across the industries studied.