2009 – 2010 OHS Statistics

This infographic based on 2009-2010 statistics highlights the facts and figures of worker incidents as they relate to safety in the workplace.

In particular it highlights the following:

• There has been a drop in workers compensation claims showing new standards for safety are working.
• Transportation, manufacturing and farming/agriculture industries have the highest number of injury claims.
• 1 out of every 5 compensation claim is due to injuries to the back.
• Work safety fatalities numbered 42 deaths to bystanders as a result of someone else.
• Farming related working fatalities occur more often than in other industries.
• Asbestos related diseases are continually on the rise.

Australia has been rated 7th globally for work related deaths and injuries. The new harmonized workplace safety laws should help advance in all areas of safety.

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Safety Concepts is an online resource providing up to date insights and covering issues in the field of Workplace Safety.

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