Health Surveillance Study
Funded by: Alcoa of Australia Limited
Healthwise is an important series of research projects looking at links between work and health in employees of Alcoa of Australia Limited, Portland Aluminium and Alcoa Australia Rolled Products (Point Henry). This includes employees who have ever worked in areas such as the bauxite mines, alumina refineries, aluminium smelters, power stations, rolling mills or shipping terminals to identify if any type of work affects long term health.
Healthwise was initiated by Alcoa and is run by independent medical researchers at Monash University and the University of Western Australia. The study is one of the largest and most comprehensive occupational health studies in Australia.
Results and progress of this study are reported to an Advisory Board consisting of representatives from Alcoa, the major unions and independent scientific advisors. These results are then communicated to Alcoa management and workforce. Any issues raised regarding adverse health outcomes for particular types of work are addressed by the Advisory Board to provide solutions to protect the health of employees.
The results of the third linkage for the Healthwise Cancer and Mortality Study have been released in July 2015. These results are summarised in the Healthwise newsletters for Victoria and Western Australia.
For further information, study staff can be contacted on:
Email : email@example.com
Freecall : 1800 062 534