The WorkCover Tasmania Board congratulates the successful recipients of the Healthier, Safer and Productive Workplaces Grant Program 2022: The University of Tasmania and Spring Bay Distillery.
The 2022 Healthier, Safer and Productive Workplaces Grants Program provides grants for innovative solutions that create safe and healthy Tasmanian workplaces. This year’s Grants program had two categories:
- innovation in the management of return to work for injured workers
- innovation in the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
The University of Tasmania
Initiative: Improving return to work outcomes for workers experiencing mental health conditions program.
This initiative seeks to improve the return to work experiences and outcomes for workers returning to work after experiencing a mental health condition, with a particular focus on those employed in health care, social assistance and community services.
Researchers will examine the lived experience of people who have returned to work from mental health conditions. This will provide fresh insights into processes, experiences, challenges and support needs associated with return to work from mental ill-health.
These insights will be used to co-design, test and evaluate two suites of resources (for returning workers and for their managers) to guide and support people through the process of returning to work from a mental health condition in ways that optimise return to work experiences and outcomes.
Spring Bay Distillery
Initiative: Working at heights risk reduction.
Spring Bay Distillery has developed a program to identify hazards across all areas of its manufacturing process to reduce risk of harm to its workers.
One of the key priorities identified during this process is the safe racking of barrels.
This grant will support Spring Bay Distillery in custom-building a barrel cage to allow workers to move the barrels more ergonomically, prolonging the life of distiller’s tendons, muscles and joints.