AXIS Rehabilitation at work has added its signature endorsing the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Consensus Statement on the Health Benefits of Good Work (HBGW).
The statement is the result of collaboration across a wide range of organisations and aims to change the understanding of the relationship between good work and good health. More information can be found on the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) website including a complete list of signatories.
Our philosophy of caring about healthy and productive businesses and workers fits perfectly with the groups commitments
- When practicable, we encourage and accommodate people to remain connected to the workplace while recovering from illness or injury, as this facilitates shorter recovery times and prevents unnecessary disability.
- We embrace the spirit of inclusive employment practices which helps to reduce the risk of unemployment, social and economic inequality and associated poor health outcomes.
- If injured or ill, we promote best practice rehabilitation and injury management for workers.
- Where appropriate, we encourage people with chronic illness and disabilities to be accommodated in the workplace with a supportive work culture.
- We promote the mental and physical health and well-being of people by fostering a supportive working environment and good interpersonal relationships.
- We understand that good work promotes good health and increases productivity.
- We advocate for safe and healthy work practices knowing this has socioeconomic benefits for both business and the wider community.
- We recognise that involvement in good work can promote social cohesion and increase peoples’ sense of contribution to society