OHS Leaders contributing to achieving the Australian WHS Strategy 2012-22

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This is an interactive workshop presentation by Tracey Browne, Manager - National Safety & Workers' Compensation Policy and Membership Services, The Australian Industry Group. …

This is an interactive workshop presentation by Tracey Browne, Manager - National Safety & Workers' Compensation Policy and Membership Services, The Australian Industry Group.

In October 2012, The Australian WHS Strategy 2012-22 was launched with a vision of Healthy, Safe and Productive Working Lives.

All governments have signed up to the Strategy and the OHS/WHS regulators will develop individual and collective strategies to contribute to the overall objectives of reducing the incidence of work related death, injury and illness.

However, OHS Leaders know the real improvement in health and safety occurs when strong organisations focus on their key areas of risk and work with other industry players to increase the understanding, knowledge, skills and commitment to address risks across industry and through supply chains.

This interactive workshop is designed to harness the collective knowledge and commitment of Summit participants to think outside the box and identity opportunities for collective action to improve the overall WHS performance of Australia.

Together OHS Leaders can make a difference.

Benefits of this presentation:
- Obtain insight into the rationale for the components of the Strategy from an employer representative involved in the development of the Strategy
- Share ideas with other Summit participants about how collective skills and commitment of OHS leaders can make a difference outside their organisational influence
- Leave the workshop with a new perspective on our ability as OHS leaders to make a difference

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  • 1. Tracey BrowneManager, National Safety & Workers’Compensation Policy and Membership Services OHS Leaders’ Summit 2013
  • 2. Australian Work Health and SafetyStrategy 2012-2022On average, in Australia each year: – 250 workers die from an injury sustained at work – It is estimated that over 2000 workers die from a work-related illnessIn 2009-10: – 640 000 workers reported experiencing a work-related injury or illness – 303 000 workers were compensated for an injury or illness Source: Safe Work Australia, Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022, Page 1
  • 3. Australian Work Health and SafetyStrategy 2012-2022 Healthy, safe and productive working lives
  • 4. Australian Work Health and SafetyStrategy 2012-2022 - OutcomesReduced incidence of work-relateddeath, injury and illness achieved by Reduced exposure to hazards and risks using Improved hazard controls and supported by An improved wok health and safety infrastructure
  • 5. Australian WHS Strategy 2012-2022Healthy, safe and productive working lives Agriculture Road transport Musculoskeletal disorders Manufacturing Mental disorders Construction Cancers (including skin cancer) Accommodation and food services Asthma Public administration and safety Contact dermatitis Health care and social assistance Noise-induced hearing loss Priority Priority Industries Injuries Collaboration and contribution of: Action Design Governments Areas and Networks and supply chains Industry Strategic Health and safety capabilities Unions Outcomes Leadership and culture Employers Research and evaluation Government Workers Regulatory framework Community Targets: 20% reduction in fatalities; 30% reduction in incidence rates for all claims, and for MSD claims Added later: Reduction in exposure to hazards Improved control of risks Illustrative Diagram © Australian Industry Group 2012
  • 6. Australian Work Health and SafetyStrategy 2012-2022 – Action Areas Leaders in Hazards are Improved work Improved work communities and eliminated or health and health and organisations minimised by safety through safety promote a design supply chains capabilities positive culture and networks for health and safety Evidence-informed Governments policy, programs and improve work health practice and safety The regulatory framework improves effectiveness by responding and adapting to changing circumstances
  • 7. Group Discussion and Feedback Current contributions to these action areas? What else could you or your organisation do in these areas? Are you and/or your organisation prepared to make a commitment to contribute to the strategy outside your normal sphere of influence?
  • 8. Australian Work Health and SafetyStrategy 2012-2022Engagement and Participation OR ……. Just, another document in the “to read” pile
  • 9. Tracey BrowneManager, National Safety & Workers’Compensation Policy and Membership Services