The current Australian ten-year Work Health and Safety (WHS) Strategy devised by Safe Work Australia runs from 2012-2022. This Strategy promotes the vision of healthy, safe and productive working lives and sets outcomes to be achieved by 2022 across Australia. It also identifies priority conditions and industries.
The following four outcomes are linked:
The following seven action areas have been identified as being able to collectively contribute to the delivery of the above four outcomes:
Ultimately, the strategy hopes to deliver the following targets:
The mid-term review of the Strategy was completed mid-2017 and the associated report was delivered in October 2017. The review focussed on:
The following priority industries were found to have high numbers and rates of injury and/or fatalities, or were by their nature hazardous:
The Strategy is an important document that helps to frame how the various key parties can work collaboratively to ensure healthy, safe and productive working lives across Australia.
The updated Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 20122022 https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1804/australian-work-health-safety-strategy-2012-2022v2_1.pdf
Mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 20122022https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/system/files/documents/1711/mid-term-review-of-the-australian-work-health-and-safety-strategy_1.pdf
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