More to do
The impact of workplace harms is too high:
- 62 worker fatalities in NSW in 2017
- 32,998 workplace injuries and illnesses in NSW during 2016/17
Many hot spots require further improvement
Agriculture / Health care / Transport / Construction / Manufacturing / Government / Manual handling / Falls from heights / Unsafe use of quad bikes and forklifts / Working live with electricity / Traumatic injury from poorly guarded machinery / Mental stress / Exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials.
Comparing to other Australian jurisdictions
From 2011-16 NSW had the highest number of fatalities based on a five year average with the 3rd lowest fatality rate.
In 2015/16 NSW had the third highest incidence rate, however had the second largest reduction since 2011/12.