Work health and safety in the accommodation and food services industry
The accommodation and food services industry was identified as a priority industry in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 (the Australian Strategy), which was developed through consultation with governments, industry, unions and the public. Priority industries were based on rates of injuries, diseases or fatalities, or due to the nature of hazards found in each industry. The aim of the Australian Strategy is to focus attention on selected priority industries so that causes of workplace injuries, diseases and fatalities can be identified and minimised through appropriate prevention strategies.
This report supports the objectives of the Australian Strategy by profiling the accommodation and food services industry in order to identify the main risks faced by workers in the industry and to highlight areas within the industry that merit the greatest attention. The data used to profile the industry come from the:
- Labour Force Survey
- National Data Set for Compensation-Based Statistics
- Work-Related Injuries Survey, and
- Traumatic Injury Fatalities database.