Appendix C Occupational health and safety

The information in this appendix is presented in accordance with the requirements of section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 (OHS Act).

FaHCSIA is required to provide a report on occupational health and safety activities and statistics on all notifiable accidents and dangerous occurrences under section 68 and investigations and notices under sections 29, 46 and 47 of the OHS Act. During 2010–11, the injury frequency rate was 5.18 injuries per 100 employees. Eight reports required the giving of notice to Comcare under section 68 of the OHS Act.

Table C-1 provides a summary of notifiable accidents and dangerous occurrences, investigations and notices in 2010–11.

Table C-1 Summary of notifiable accidents and dangerous occurrences, investigations and notices, 2010–11

Action Number
Deaths that required notice to Comcare under section 68 0
Accidents that required notice to Comcare under section 68 5
Dangerous occurrences that required notice to Comcare under section 68 3
Investigations conducted under Part 4 0
Tests on plant, substance, or thing in the course of investigations considered 0
Directions given to FaHCSIA under section 45 (‘that workplace etc. not be disturbed’) 0
Notices given to FaHCSIA under section 29 (provisional improvement notices) 0
Notices given to FaHCSIA under section 46 (prohibition notices) 0
Notices given to FaHCSIA under section 47 (improvement notices) 0

 

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