The Driving Health team is hosting a series of online webinars over the course of September in which we will present some key findings from the Driving Health project, looking into the health and wellbeing of Australian truck drivers. These themes include:
Driving Health and Fitness: 13 Sept, 11:00am-11:30am
Research findings on Aussie truck driver weight, physical activity and diet. Smoking and Health check-ups.
Driving Mental Health: 16 Sept, 3:00pm-3:30pm
Research findings on the rates and severity of psychological distress, and mental health in Aussie truck drivers and the factors impacting mental health in this group.
Driving with a Health Condition: 20 Sept, 11:00am-11:30am
Research findings on the frequency and type of chronic conditions Aussie truck drivers are diagnosed with and the implication of these on their health and driving outcomes.
Muscles, Joints and Driving: 23 Sept, 3:00pm-3:30pm
Research findings on the prevalence and type of musculoskeletal conditions that Aussie truck drivers are struggling with and the factors, such as high risk work tasks, influencing this.
Driving Through the Pain Barrier: 27 Sept, 11:00am-11:30am
Research findings on the severity and duration of pain in Aussie truck drivers, and the use of health services and medication in this group.
Driving Through Fatigue: 30 Sept, 3:00pm-3:30pm
Research findings on the prevalence of sleep and fatigue problems in Aussie truck drivers and how they manage this.
The webinars will also introduce our Driving Health Allocator Training (DHAT) Program, a FREE 10-20 minute online educational resource developed by the Driving Health team at Monash University targeted towards allocators, supervisors and line managers of truck drivers.
The overarching goal of the DHAT program is to increase awareness and understanding among allocators, line managers and supervisors about the factors they can impact or control in order to support and improve the health and wellbeing of drivers in their company.