Safe Work Australia reports work-related compensated injury fatalities are at their lowest level since 2002

Safe Work Australia’s latest Comparative Performance Monitoring report shows work-related compensated injury fatalities are at their lowest level since 2002.

The report revealed that in 2012-13, 11 out of every 1000 workers were injured seriously enough to require one week or more off work. There has been a 26 per cent improvement in the rate of injury since 2002.

The Comparative Performance Monitoring report is designed to provide measurable information to support policy making and program development by governments in Australia and New Zealand in order to meet the goal of workplaces being free from injury and disease and to support return to work and rehabilitation for injured and ill workers.

The report includes:

  • measurement of progress against national strategies;
  • identification of factors contributing to improved work health and safety and workers’ compensation performance (which includes consideration of resources); and
  • measurement of changes in work health and safety and workers’ compensation over time, including benchmarking.

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