The NSW Minerals Council has released an Overweight & Obesity Blueprint to help guide mining and resource organisations to address this growing problem. This is further to their Mental Health Blueprint released two years ago. As outlined in the blueprint “Obese workers have higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism (diminished on-the-job work performance) and reduced productivity. Obese workers also have a higher risk of injury and illness, fatigue, disability and death”
Overweight & Obesity Blueprint
The Blueprint identifies key directions for the industry and recommends evidence-based strategies to reduce and prevent obesity.