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Date PostedOctober 13, 2017

Workplace Injury Rates Fall in Victoria

 There’s good news for the Victorian workforce, workplace injuries and deaths have fallen to an all time low, according to WorkSafe Victoria figures.

According to annual figures released by Victoria’s safety regulator, the rate of workplace injuries per million hours has fallen to 6.43 claims from 6.95 claims per million hours worked in the 2015/16 financial year. This is a 7.5 per cent reduction.

WorkSafe credited the improvement to the vigilance of Victorian employers and employees as well as WorkSafe inspectors.

The news isn’t all good though, WorkSafe Victoria said the rate of mental health problems has increased,  a trend we’re seeing across the Victorian community and particularly in the construction industry.

It’s important we address mental health safety, because mental health has an impact on safety, health and productivity.  See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/injuries-work-fall-record-low-victoria/#.WdzNCDC1vIV

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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