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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 2021 Health and Safety Performance Report.

Our members continue to adapt to Australia’s evolving workplace health and safety settings.

In 2021, the industry achieved some excellent results and remains one of the safest sectors in Australia. 

Members have continued to successfully navigate the complexities of COVIDSafe restrictions and workplace arrangements across jurisdictions during the last two years, although we note an increase in workstation ergonomics injuries, possibly as a result of work from home requirements.

2021 Medical Treatment Injuries and the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate are the lowest recorded during the current strategy period (2012-2022). 

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Highlights from the latest Report:

  • 22,162 employees covered

  • 46.62 million hours worked

  • Nine years without a reported fatality

  • Key metric LTIFR 5-year rolling average analysis

  • Direct comparison of LTIs and MTIs and main causes

  • Supplimentary High Potential Incident (HIP) reporting

*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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