The Transport industry is designated as a priority industry for work health and safety as per the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 due to the high number and rate of work-related injuries and illnesses and inherent risks associated with working in the industry.

This report is one of a series produced by Safe Work Australia on priority industries. These reports are intended to provide an overview of Safe Work Australia’s current state of knowledge about work health and safety in priority industries.

This report focuses on:

  • hazard exposures and workplace control measures
  • work health and safety activities, and
  • work health and safety perceptions and attitudes that may act as barriers or enablers to work health and safety.

The views and conclusions expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of Safe Work Australia Members.


Policy makers and officers in work health and safety and allied areas, industry and employer groups, work health and safety academics, business owners and operators, and workers.

Related materials

The Research Brief – Transport industry: Synthesis of research findings provides a summary of key findings from the study.

Other reports from this series are:

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