Research and evaluation

The Safe Work Australia Research and Evaluation program is based on the objectives identified in the Safe Work Australia Strategic Plan 2012-2015, the Safe Work Australia Operational Plan 2012-2013 and the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022.

The research undertaken is consistent with Safe Work Australia’s functions detailed in the Safe Work Australia Act 2008. The research informs and contributes to the development and evaluation of policies in relation to work health and safety and workers’ compensation. It is designed to keep Safe Work Australia across emerging and existing issues and will evaluate the implementation of harmonised work health and safety legislation.

The Safe Work Australia Members determine and approve Safe Work Australia's research and evaluation priorities and activities.

Safe Work Australia's current research and evaluation program focuses on four main areas:


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