Overview

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing at a rapid rate worldwide. Overweight and obesity represents a major concern as excess body weight and lack of physical activity is associated with many serious chronic health conditions.

To date, the focus has largely been on obesity as a health issue and little has been done in response to obesity as a workplace concern.

To understand how an increase prevalence of overweight and obesity will affect occupational health and safety and the workers’ compensation system in Australia, the potential impacts of overweight and obesity on the workplace are investigated in this scoping paper.

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