A new work health and safety research centre has been opened by the NSW government to address the high number of deaths and serious injuries in the state.
The Centre for Work Health and Safety in Gosford cost $2.5 million and will utilise the latest data to help protect workers from work injuries and diseases across the state.
One of the projects to be undertaken include investigating ways to minimise crane incidents as well as a workplace health survey. The centre will also work on creating predictive modelling for future work health and safety challenges.
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said the centre would lead the nation in developing smarter and more innovative harm prevention initiatives.