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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 2020 Health and Safety Performance Report.

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

In 2020, Chemistry Australia members' Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) continues to track in the right direction, while the Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) is the lowest recorded by the sector since 2017. 

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:

  • 16,480 employees covered
  • 34.68 million hours worked
  • Key metric LTIFR 5-year rolling average beginning to flatten after steady reductions 
  • The LTIFR is currently tracking slightly above the ambitious 30 per cent reduction target set by the association, which applies a more rigorous* approach to our members beyond the Australian National Strategy
  • Total Recordable Injuries lowest recorded since 2017
  • Eight years without a reported fatality
  • Insights into the top three areas for future improvement
  • New direct comparison of Lost Time Injuries 

*Chemistry Australia’s metric is based on one or more lost workdays per injury versus the lost time injuries of a week or more aligned to the national strategy 

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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