28th April 2017

World Day for Safety

Hindmarsh joined Safe Work Australia in recognising World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 28 April 2017.  This day is held in honour of those who have died at work, and to think about how our actions can prevent future work-related deaths, injuries and illnesses.

Australia’s work-related fatality rates have been steadily trending downwards, however, 178 workers still lost their lives in 2016. 

The Construction industry sits closely behind the Transport and Agricultural industries in regards to work-related fatalities.  Falls from heights, vehicle incidents and contact with electricity are the leading mechanisms for fatalities within our industry. 

By raising awareness and taking the lead in work health and safety, we can help prevent further injuries and death. 

Additional information is available through Safe Work Australia and the International Labour Organisation websites.