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Date PostedOctober 6, 2017

Safework australias latest fatality figures

Source: SafeWorkAustralia.gov.au

The construction industry has once again come in the top 3 highest risk industries for workplace fatalities, according to the latest Safe Work Australia figures.

According to Safe Work Australia, 120 Australians have lost their lives at work in 2017.

The industry with the highest number of workplace deaths was the transport, postal & warehousing industry with 47 fatalities followed by the agriculture, forestry & fishing industry with 27 fatalities. The construction sector came in third with 23 fatalities.

The construction sector is one of the most high risk industries across all states which is one of the reasons the federal government has mandated the White Card – general construction induction safety training to ensure everyone working on a construction site is aware of the hazards associated with this work and how to work safely on a construction site.

Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/safe-work-australia-updates-fatality-figures/#.WdZxftG1vIV

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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