Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Australian Strategy) provides a 10 year framework to continue to drive improvements in workplace health and safety in Australia. The Australian Strategy promotes a collaborative approach between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, industry and unions and other organisations to achieve the vision of healthy, safe and productive working lives. The Australian Strategy builds on the previous National Occupational Health and Safety Strategy 2002-2012 (National OHS Strategy).
The Australian Strategy has been formally endorsed by Ministers of the COAG Select Council on Workplace Relations, ACTU, Ai Group and ACCI and on 31 October 2012 was launched at Parliament House.
Vision: Healthy, safe and productive working lives
Everyone has the right to … favourable conditions of work
- All workers have the right to a healthy and safe working environment
- Well-designed, healthy and safe work leads to more productive working lives
The Australian Strategy sets out four outcomes and seven action areas to help achieve the vision by 2022. Seven priority industries and six priority disorders have been identified as the focus for the strategy. Progress will be measured and evaluated through evidence-based targets.
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