Australian Strategy progress
Progress on the Australian Strategy will be recorded and measured by:
- an annual progress report and case studies
- 2022 Outcomes, and
- targets and performance indicators.
Progress report 2013–2014
The second progress report on the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 is now available. The report covers the period 1 October 2013 to 31 October 2014 providing a snapshot of the diverse activities undertaken by Safe Work Australia Members.
Activities in the priority industries of road freight transport and agriculture area again a theme building on the activities highlighted in the first progress report.
Progress report 2012–2013
The first progress report on the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 has been published. This report includes examples of what is being done to support the outcomes, targets and vision as well as the current available data.
As part of the progress report, case studies on various activities are also available. These will be updated annually.
The 2022 Outcomes are the basis for measurement of the Australian Strategy progress. They are:
- reduced incidence of work-related death, injury and illness achieved by
- reduced exposure to hazards and risks using
- improved hazard controls and supported by
- an improved work health and safety infrastructure.
To deliver those outcomes we need:
- a responsive and effective regulatory framework
- the knowledge and skills of all parties with a role in work health and safety, and
- a robust evidence base.
These essential supports form the work health and safety infrastructure.
Targets and performance indicators
Safe Work Australia has published Measuring progress towards targets: reducing the incidence of work-related death, injury and illness. This document explains the technical details on the targets and how they will be measured.
The targets for 2022 are:
- reduce workplace fatalities due to injury by 20 per cent or more
- reduce the incidence rate of serious workers’ compensation claims by 30 per cent or more, and
- reduce the incidence rate of serious workers’ compensation claims for musculoskeletal claims by 30 per cent or more.
Review in 2017
The Australian Strategy will be reviewed in 2017.
Key resources and links
- The first progress report on the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022
- Measuring progress towards targets – reducing the incidence of work-related death, injury and illness
- Comparative Performance Monitoring Report
- Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Booklet
More performance indicators will be developed through the life of the Australian Strategy to monitor performance against all areas.