Five years on: Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy review

The mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Strategy) shows that it continues to be an important tool to shape work health and safety (WHS) activities across Australia.

The review highlighted 14 key findings including:

  • the Strategy is being used as intended and has shaped a range of WHS initiatives across Australia
  • the Strategy is broad and flexible enough to meet the needs of stakeholders across various industries
  • progress against all three Strategy targets is on track, and
  • the existing priority industries and priority disorders are still relevant and need increased attention during the remaining five years of the Strategy.

A range of stakeholders, including government bodies, unions, industry associations, WHS professionals and academics informed the review.

The findings of the review are being considered by Safe Work Australia Members.

Read the full mid-term report.

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