As of mid-September, 129 workers have been killed in Australian workplaces in 2014. While this number is down 11% on 2012 it is up 3.2% on 2013.
28% of 2014 workplace fatalities have came in transport, postal & warehousing, 24% in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing and 14% in Construction.
In light of these statistics a number of industries have been identified as a priority for health and safety by Safe Work Australia.
The areas identified are:
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
- Health and Community services
- Transport & Storage
If we are to create safer workplaces for Australian workers it is vitally important that business owners. Directors and managers take responsibility for taking steps to improve the health and safety of employees at their workplaces.
Posted By: Cathal Uniacke – firstname.lastname@example.org