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Health & Safety Performance Report

Our annual Health and Safety Performance Report is an important long-term initiative of the Australian chemistry industry. It has provided detailed insights into the industry’s health and safety performance since 2000.

The Report plays a central role in improving health and safety performance for the sector, providing insights to help businesses benchmark and identify areas for future improvement.

It is also important in promoting the principles of health and safety to industry value chain partners, external stakeholders and the broader community, and allows the industry to share examples of best practice and encourage others to act.

We are proud to present the results of the 2019 Health and Safety Performance Report.

Our members continue to represent one of the safest sectors operating in Australia.

In 2019, Chemistry Australia member companies reported the lowest Medical Treatment Injuries ever recorded and have reduced the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate 5-year rolling average by 60 per cent in 15 years.

However, it remains an important time for the industry to reflect and focus on the management of health and safety.


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Highlights from the latest Report:

  • 17,138 employees covered
  • 34.53 million hours worked
  • Key metric LTIFR 5-year rolling average beginning to plateau but remains on track to achieve the 2020 industry reduction target
  • Medical Treatment Injuries lowest ever recorded
  • LTIFR 5-year rolling average reduced 60 per cent in 15 years
  • Seven years without a reported fatality
  • Insights into the top three areas for future improvement






Additional resources for participants

Every company that participates in the Health and Safety Performance Report receives a confidential Benchmarking Report.

This valuable tool allows members to benchmark their own results against peers, promote internal discussion, gain new insights and generate ideas to drive further improvements in their workplace.    

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