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According to injury claim data for registered workplaces; more people suffer from injuries in the Port Philip construction industry than any other. Administrative and Support services have beat out the manufacturing industry to capture second place for WorkSafe’s injury claims.
According to the data collected by WorkSafe, 850 workers in the Port Philip construction industry, filed Construction Safety injury claims throughout the last five fiscal years. The cost of these claims have exceeded $17 million.
The data also showed that A&S services industry had 672 injury claims at a cost of $13.8 million. The release of this data comes after the launch of WorkSafe’s campaign “Homecomings”. The aim of the campaign is to keep workers informed and diligent in that matters of occupational health and safety and the effects an injury can have on a family.
Sadly, approximately twenty five people will not be home for Christmas this year as a result of Occupational Health and Safety injuries.
Rehabilitation throughout the industries is said to cost $110 million dollarso over the next five years.
Victoria, thus far has been home to majority of this year’s workplace injury claims. Christmas time is a high pressure, but WorkSafe urges citizens to remain committed to ensuring the safety of others.
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