Why does health at work matter?

Almost a third of our lives are spent working, which is why the actions we take at work can have such an impact on our overall health and wellbeing. From dealing with stress and lack of exercise, to coping with back pain, repetitive strain injury (RSI) or unhealthy eating habits, there’s plenty we can do to improve our health at work.


1 in 6

In 2017-2018 one in six Australians suffered from back pain.


Over 100,000 Australian workers are compensated for serious work-related injuries every year.

$61.8 billion

The estimated cost to the Australian economy of work-related injuries and diseases is over $61 billion.

$543 million

The total amount of workers’ compensation paid each year for work-related mental health disorders.