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Workplace safety is not something that can’t be achieved, and it’s something that should be constantly improved so our workers return home safely at the end of each workday. Workplace safety starts by knowing just how important it is, which is broken down in the workplace safety statistics in this infographic. It states that:
  • 66 members of the public died as a bystander to someone else’s work activity in 2013
  • 28% of office workers don’t know if they have a safety expert on site
  • 17% of office workers say their workplace does not communicate safety plans effectively
  • 63% of serious claimants are male
  • 17% of office workers say their workplace does not effectively communicate safety plans
  • 63% of serious claimants are male
  • It only takes 15 minutes a week to suffer from hearing damage from noise levels above 105dba
  • Eye injuries result in about 500 hospital admissions a year
  • If you’re as little as 5% dehydrated, your mental alertness and concentration can decrease by 30-40%
  • The majority of workplace injuries are caused by:
    • Vehicle collisions
    • Being hit by falling objects
    • Falls from heights
    • Being hit by moving objects
  • Largest proportion of serious injuries claims come from back injuries and hand and finger injuries.
  • Work-related deaths are 3x more likely than vehicle accidents in Australia
  • Industries with the highest death rate (2014) are:
    • Transport, postal and warehousing
    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing
    • Construction
    • Mining
  • Industries with the highest injury rate (2014):
    • Transport, postal and warehousing
    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing
    • Construction
    • Mining
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One Response to Workplace Safety Statistics Infographic: Safety at Work

  1. joy says:

    very very informative

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