Safe Work Australia has released a draft framework of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 for an eight-week public comment period.

 

The Chair of Safe Work Australia, Mr Tom Phillips AM encouraged workers, employers and policy makers across Australia to actively be involved with the development of this strategy.

 

“All Australians have the right to return home from work safely every day,” said Mr Phillips.

 

“I urge all interested Australians to be aware of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 and consider providing their views on it as it will influence their working lives over the coming decade.”

 

Mr Phillips said that although there had been significant improvement in the overall safety culture in the last decade, more must be done to decrease work-place related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

 

“Safe Work Australia is seeking your views to develop a practical, overarching strategy with targets that all Australian workplaces can and should aspire to achieve,” Mr Phillips said.

 

The public comment period will be open from Monday 26 March to Monday 21 May 2012.

 

The full draft can be found here