Sources of work health and safety information in Australian workplaces


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How businesses and workers gain access to work health and safety information has been identified as an area of interest in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 under the action area of Health and safety capabilities: Improved work health and safety capabilities. 

The report presents findings on how employers, sole traders (operators of non-employing businesses) and workers source information about work health and safety as measured by the Perceptions of Work Health and Safety Survey 2012 and the Health and Safety at Work: Your experience and costs Survey 2014. How employers provide information to their workers is also examined. 

This research report has been written to inform the development of work health and safety policies. 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. 

Supporting information 

The Research Brief – Sources of work health and safety information in Australian workplaces provides a summary of key findings from the study. 

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