Sinopsis

Welcome to the Fit for Work Podcast. The place to be if youre a health, safety or HR professional and leader wanting to take YOUR workplace from GOOD to GREAT. The Fit for Work Podcast will serve you up a weekly FEAST of thought leadership, business resources and real-world examples of whats working and not working in workplaces. Eavesdrop on conversations with professionals in the Workplace Health, Safety and Leadership spaces along with researchers, educators and front-line staff from both white and blue collar, private and public workplaces. Learn the latest trends and practical tools to boost health, happiness, safety, engagement and productivity in your workplace. Lets be part of the solution in taking your workplace from good to GREAT!

Episodios

  • 046 Walking the talk

    046 Walking the talk

    04/08/2018 Duración: 15min

    Welcome to this special episode of the Fit for Work Podcast. This episode will wrap up Season 2, where we’ve enjoyed 6 months of guests and topics that I hope have helped scratch your health, safety and leadership itches. We’ll be taking a break for a little while and endeavour to return to your ears […]

  • 045 Learning from lived experience

    045 Learning from lived experience

    21/07/2018 Duración: 37min

    What could we learn by sharing lived-experiences of mental illness? What difference would it make if leaders shared their own struggles with anxiety or depression? What practical ways can we reduce stigma and promote a safe space at work? In this episode I speak with Jerome Doraisamy who’s a Lawyer, author and lecturer. Following his […]

  • 044 Training with the human in mind

    044 Training with the human in mind

    07/07/2018 Duración: 44min

    *Are you a death by power point kind of health and safety trainer? *When was the last time you revamped your induction to include blended learning to actually engage the mere human? *Do you employ tech and gamification to boost engagement and track physical and psychological safety outcomes? In this episode I chat with Dr […]

  • 043 Mentally Healthy Workplaces with SafeWork NSW

    043 Mentally Healthy Workplaces with SafeWork NSW

    23/06/2018 Duración: 44min

    Why focus on mental health at work? What’s the state of workplace mental health in NSW? What are the most compelling evidence-based interventions? In this episode, I invite back on the show Jim Kelly, Director of Health and RTW for SafeWork NSW. We chat through the launch of the Mentally Healthy Workplaces Initiative and the Regulators intentions for increased […]

  • 042 Key levers for optimum performance

    042 Key levers for optimum performance

    09/06/2018 Duración: 36min

    What common language can we use to bridge cultures in health and safety? What do you do when leading a global team who don’t see risks that we Aussie WHS professionals think are obvious? What can safety look like in sedentary or lower risk work environments? Wendy Demarte has spent almost a decade championing the […]

  • 041 A PsychSafe Utopia – can it exist?

    041 A PsychSafe Utopia – can it exist?

    26/05/2018 Duración: 54min

    Have you ever experienced a workplace bully and not known how to handle them? Have you worked out how to give a voice to your values and stand up for what you feel is right at work? Do you know your individual risk factors or that of your team which could lead to poor mental […]

  • 040 Neuroplasticity for safety and resilience

    040 Neuroplasticity for safety and resilience

    12/05/2018 Duración: 41min

    Can we rewire our brain to improve focus and awareness? And in doing so what impact can this have on injuries and safety outcomes? What are some ways we can practise mindfulness to boost resilience and workplace mental health? This episode I chat with Sally Cumming of Engage Health. Sally is a certified mindfulness practitioner […]

  • 039 Health, wellness, safety and how it all fits together

    039 Health, wellness, safety and how it all fits together

    28/04/2018 Duración: 30min

    In this episode I share Andrew Barretts interview with me on his Safety on Tap Podcast which if you’re not already subscribed to and are a WHS professional, then I highly recommend. As an upcoming speaker at the Safety Institute of Australia National Conference in May Andrew probes me for DIY, done with you and […]

  • 038 Hacking your professional development

    038 Hacking your professional development

    14/04/2018 Duración: 52min

    What does your professional development look like? Do you have a coach challenging you to ‘do the work’ to become a more effective leader? How much influence do you have in your workplace? What are you doing to boost this? Today I interview a fellow podcaster who’s become a great friend. Andrew Barrett is host […]

  • 037 Doing Safety Differently

    037 Doing Safety Differently

    31/03/2018 Duración: 44min

    What does it mean to do Safety Differently? How much could we move health and safety forward by sharing our failures not just our wins? What if you as the leader DIDN’T have to have all the answers? What could work look like if we challenged the systems and practises designed to control rather than […]

  • 036 Setting the SafetyScape

    036 Setting the SafetyScape

    17/03/2018 Duración: 34min

    Are you a safety leader who wants to go beyond just compliance and check lists? Who wants safety to be regarded as more than an a** covering exercise motivated by fear of fines and prosecution? Who wants to see business leaders value their employees security and regard their efforts as part of GREAT work? Who […]

  • 035 Can wearable tech shift injury odds?

    035 Can wearable tech shift injury odds?

    03/03/2018 Duración: 38min

    Are you responsible for injury prevention in your workplace and looking for a more innovative approach? Have you flogged manual handling training to death and failed to see marked improvements in injury rates? Are you open-minded about technology and keen to boost efficiency and effectiveness of injury data analytics? Well if so, you’re in the […]

  • 034 Supporting Financial Wellbeing

    034 Supporting Financial Wellbeing

    17/02/2018 Duración: 52min

    If money is the leading cause of stress, why don’t we talk more about it more? Why don’t we focus on stewarding not just earning money at work? How can workplaces proactively support their people with financial literacy? What are some simple ways we can cultivate healthy money habits and plan for retirement? Today I’m […]

  • 033 Take A Stand

    033 Take A Stand

    03/02/2018 Duración: 28min

    If you were to design the workplace of tomorrow what would be in it? If money wasn’t an issue should ALL employees be issued a sit-stand desk? Does standing impact on heart health or just injury risk? How much standing is too much? All of these questions will be address in today’s episode of the Fit […]

  • 032 Creating an Ageless Workforce

    032 Creating an Ageless Workforce

    20/01/2018 Duración: 29min

    We’re back with Season 2 of the Fit for Work Podcast! We hope to continue our mission of supporting you to make your workplace GREAT and strengthen your conviction that looking after people is not just the RIGHT thing to do but the SMART thing to do. What you can expect for Season 2: Fortnightly […]

  • 031 Creating the Dream Workplace

    031 Creating the Dream Workplace

    10/06/2017 Duración: 31min

    Let’s picture for a minute your dream workplace… -What would it look like? -What sort of culture would be present? -What would leadership look like? -What value would be placed on health? -What attitude would people have to Safety? -What level of engagement and productivity would exist? Hosting the Fit for Work Podcast has really […]

  • 030 Mates looking after mates at work PART 2

    030 Mates looking after mates at work PART 2

    27/05/2017 Duración: 30min

    PART 2 -Have you ever lost a work mate to suicide? -Have you ever seen a mate struggling but not know if it were your place to ask or the right words to say? -Does your role require of you to look out for the safety of your workforce, but your not sure how best […]

  • 029 Mates looking out for mates at work

    029 Mates looking out for mates at work

    20/05/2017 Duración: 35min

    PART 1 -Why is it that a construction worker is 71% more likely to die by suicide? -What trades and demographics have the highest mental health and suicide risk? -What ripple effect could we create by empowering the workforce to own their own mental health program? In this episode of the Fit for Work Podcast […]

  • 028 Down to earth Safety for SMEs

    028 Down to earth Safety for SMEs

    13/05/2017 Duración: 33min

    DOWN TO EARTH SAFETY FOR SMEs  Are you from a SME who’s Safety manual is so thick and heavy it could take a life? Are you the type who wants to run and hide when your first aid & CPR training comes knocking? Or maybe you’re convinced that Safety is dry, boring and inefficient? Be challenged by […]

  • 027 Collaborate: Silos are for storage not humans

    027 Collaborate: Silos are for storage not humans

    06/05/2017 Duración: 42min

    COLLABORATE: SILOS ARE FOR STORAGE NOT HUMANS  Do you sometimes feel frustrated at how long collaboration takes and feel that you could get the job done faster if you just did it yourself? Do you want to be a catalyst for change in your workplace, but feel like your changing strategy more you’re your changing […]

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