SafeWork Australia’s report “Measuring Progress Towards Targets” notes that Australia is on track to reduce work-related deaths and serious injuries by 20 per cent and 30 per cent respectively by 2022.
SafeWork Australia states that this reduction will be contingent on continual improvement in the WHS environment. Safe Work Australia has also released its annual report, a new guide and a revised incident-notification fact sheet.
The death and injury reduction targets were set by the 2012-2022 Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy
In Measuring Progress Towards Targets SafeWork Australia says the reducing the number of work-related fatal injuries from the average 268 a year to 214 by 2022 is achievable but will require a concerted and sustained effort to target the most common causes of fatality in high risk industry sectors. Similarly, reducing the incidence rate of serious workers' compensation claims by 30 per cent is dependent on advances in safety.
For the report, guide and revised incident-notification fact sheet please following the links below: