Focus on key priority areas where the most significant work health and safety risks exist
High impact harms
Identified high impact harms will be eliminated or significantly reduced.
By 2022, no one should be seriously injured or killed by:
- falls from heights*
- quad bikes and forklifts
- ‘working live’ electric shocks/electrocutions
- traumatic injury from poorly guarded machinery.
*Specific categories from heights will be targeted over the course of the six years of the Roadmap.
Falling incidence rate
By 2022 the incidence rate of serious injuries and illnesses will have fallen by 50% with a focus on:
- musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses*
- serious mental health conditions
- reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials by 30%.
*Claims resulting in one or more weeks off work.
At risk workers supported and protected
We are implementing evidence informed initiatives at risk groups to bring about substantial improvements in WHS.
At risk groups include:
- workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- migrant workers
- young workers
- workers engaged through labour hire organisations.
Sector and harm plans
Engage with peak bodies, associations, community leaders, employers and workers, spanning all sectors to develop plans to reduce fatalities, and serious injuries and illnesses for at risk workers.