Transport work health and safety plan
Nationally, the transport, postal and warehousing industry accounted for five per cent of total employment at November 2017.
On average, the industry recorded the highest fatality rate and accounted for the second highest number of fatalities over the last five years.
The transport, postal and warehousing industry is a focus area of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 due to thehigh rates of fatality and serious injury.
The transport industry was identified as a priority industry and following extensive industry consultation across the transport and logistics SafeWork NSW developed the Transport work health and safety plan.
The plan was launched by the Minister for Better Regulation, Matt Kean MP on 21 September 2018.
The key priority areas in the sector include:
- at risk workers
- musculoskeletal disorders
- working at heights
- mental and physical health
- traffic management
- ancillary (non driving) tasks.