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