Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Strategy 2023–2033
Safe Work Australia has released the Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Strategy 2023–2033.
The strategy was developed under Safe Work Australia’s tripartite governance processes, and has been agreed by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. It represents a national commitment to work together to reduce worker fatalities, injuries and illnesses over the next decade.
Safe Work Australia Chair Joanne Farrell said, “The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2023–2033 sets a national framework for improving work health and safety over the next 10 years.”
The strategy outlines targets to measure progress over the next 10 years, including a reduction in worker fatalities caused by traumatic injuries by 30%.
Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter said the strategy “addresses ongoing and emerging challenges in work health and safety over the next decade, including managing psychosocial risks, the rise of artificial intelligence, automation and related technologies, and new types of work including gig work”.
Download the strategy here.
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