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WHS Training Specialists, Sydney, Australia
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Here is the good news!
In NSW, according to WorkCover’s latest statistical bulletin which compared statistics for the year 2005 with the year 2004;
Work related deaths (125) were 5.3% less than in 2004.
Injuries resulting in permanent disability were down by 4.7%.
Manual handling injuries were down by 6.1%.
Back injuries were down by 8.1%.
The overall picture for Australia also shows improvement. Comparing 2003 to 1997, The National Data Set for Compensation –Based Statistics (NDS) reveals that;
There has been an 18% reduction in the number of workers compensation claims in Australia that resulted in an absence for work of one week or more.
But..................here is the bad news!
Figures from the Australian Safety and Compensation Council show that;
One person in every 20 will be injured in the workplace in the next 12 months.
OHS incidents cost the Australian economy at least $34.4 billion a year (this is equal to 5% of the value of everything produced in Australia).
So we do need to continue doing those actions that have proven to be successful in reducing deaths and injuries in our workplaces.
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