National Strategy To Improve OH&S Standards

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Recently published statistics reveal the extent in both human and economic terms of unsafe and unhealthy Australian workplaces. The statistical data shows that in one year alone there were 134,000 incidences of work-related fatalities, permanent disabilities or serious temporary disabilities. And these statistics do no include work-related diseases.

Over 400 Australians die each year from work-related injuries while the estimated number of deaths per year from occupational exposure to hazardous substances is over 2000.

Astonishingly, for a country of Australia's developed civilization there are over 15 occurrences of serious injury every hour and at least one death per day. The cost of these tragedies in human terms could not be measured but in economic terms they are astronomical.