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Much of what makes a workplace unhealthy can't be seen – like VOCs (a human carcinogen) in paints, carpets and furniture. We could offer employees bulk deals on ‘healthy’ versions of these products for their homes, and make them standard at work.

Balance leave entitlements to be ‘sick’ by also offering employees ‘health leave’: time out to benefit the body and soul – health or meditation retreats, time to detox, take a hike, get that medical - leave that inspires health and wellbeing.

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Ann commented on APPsolutely Soaps

Thanks for the prompt, it has been so long between ideas I forgot a

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Ann commented on Health Leave (not just 'sick' leave)

Hi Sue! We are working on it as part of a whole health agenda but not really a Foundation thing as it is a company benefit that needs to be re-framed.

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Ann commented on Health Leave (not just 'sick' leave)

I agree with everything you have said, now we just need to enthuse some organisations to adopt the concept and watch the positive impact!

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Hey Ann,

I'm hosting a Melbourne meetup to tackle the Renewable Energy Challenge which is now in it's ideas phase: http://ideo.pn/rr-ideas . I was wondering if you wanted to join and share some of the energy you contributed to the Healthy Workplaces challenge. It's on Tuesday 20 Jan in Fitzroy at 6:30pm, would love to see you there: http://bit.ly/14Ia3km

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