The reputation of Australia’s trucking industry for being one of the country’s most dangerous sectors has once again reinforced in a survey conducted, with hundreds of employers participating and admitting to more often than not breaking workplace safety rules to have jobs completed on time and admit to having workplace injuries considered as typical day-to-day risks at work.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority attributes the impressive financial results of 2013 and 2014 to the strong and diligent commitment that has been established on considerably improving the workplace safety for both employers and employees alike across the country.
According to the most recent report entitled “Work-Related Traumatic Fatalities, Australia, 2014,” Safe Work Australia, the country’s leading advocate in the development of national regulations to improve work health and safety arrangements across the country, released data that Australian workplaces earned the title of having the lowest number of fatalities in 11 years. The report particularly indicated that only 191 workers died from injuries incurred while at work in 2013.
The Victorian WorkCover Authority released the latest figures showing that farm injury claims have decreased by more than 14 percent for the past 12 months and the lowest reported for the last 10-year period.