A small youth welfare organisation, providing social support services for troubled young people, found that its workers aged over 50 were regularly absent or out of work on long-term sick leave. In a bid to retain these experienced workers, a pilot project was set up aiming to their roles were re-designed using a participatory approach.
A large coal mining company has identified increasing rates of sickness-absence and musculoskeletal disorders among its workers. The company initiated a programme to reduce sickness absence and the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through prevention. It also aimed to improve workers’ health by awareness-raising and health promotion activities.