Overwhelming success for health initiative

Monday, 19 May, 2008

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) has received an overwhelming response to its health initiative.

Launched in February this year, the initiative targets two major health concerns in the building and construction industry: mental health and sun safety.

Items available to accredited companies include sun safe posters and a 1-litre pump pack of SPF 30+ sunscreen for use on work sites.

Other products target mental health issues in the workplace, with wallet cards and posters co-branded with 'beyondblue', the national depression initiative. Aimed to raise awareness of mental health issues and publicise available support groups, these are available to all contractors — accredited or otherwise — to display and distribute on their sites.

Both sun safe and mental health items may be obtained by phoning 1800 652 500 or by emailing ofsc@deewr.gov.au.


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