Safe Work Australia has released the Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2019 report, which provides the latest figures on work-related fatalities, injuries and disease in Australia. The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2019 report is a high-level overview of national statistics on work-related fatalities, injuries and disease. This includes trends, gender and age comparisons, and industry and occupation breakdowns for work health and safety in Australia. The report shows that in 2018, 144 people were fatally injured at work. The number and rate of worker fatalities have continued to decline in line with long-term trends. The rate of serious workers compensation claims continued to trend downwards with the frequency rate falling to 5.5 serious claims per million hours worked in 2017-18. Read Safe Work Australias CEO, Michelle Baxters media release to see what she had to say about the findings.
Safe Work Australia, 5 November 2019