Worksafe Victoria Announces New Safety Record

The rate of injuries in Victorian workplaces has reached a new record low, according to the half-yearly results released today by WorkSafe Victoria. As of 31 December 2014, there were 7.32 claims per million hours worked (MHW) in Victorian workplaces, a reduction on the 7.37 claims per MHW recorded at the end of 2013/14.

The results were released to key stakeholders by Finance Minister Robin Scott MP, acting chair John Walter and acting chief executive Clare Amies at a briefing at the State Library of Victoria.

In his address to stakeholders representing unions, employer groups and peak body associations Minister Scott highlighted the need for further improvements in workplace safety.

œGenerally workers in Victoria are safer than they have ever been, but still too many have been killed or seriously injured, Mr Scott said.

œAnd when it comes to support for those injured workers who have been unable to return to work, we must do more to get them back to work.

œOur results show that there has been further improvements in safety in Victoria, which is a real credit to Victorian workplaces and their continued efforts to make a culture of safety a key priority, Ms Amies said.

Source: Work Safe Victoria