04:04 pm, Monday 9 July, 2012
The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (The Australian Strategy) has now moved into the next phase of its development and will be launched later this year.
A draft Australian Strategy went under an eight week public comment period after months of extensive consultations with workers, employers, industry, union and community leaders, inspectors, academics and government policy developers. According to Safe Work Australia, more than 80 submissions were received from across the country. The submissions were utilised in preparing the final strategy for member endorsement.
The Australian Strategy went to the Select Council on Workplace Relations on Friday, 6 July 2012 for Ministerial endorsement.
The Australian Strategy builds on the work of the previous 10 year strategy the National Occupational Health and Safety Strategy 2002-2012.
There are seven national action areas supporting the Australian Strategy, which include foster better design, encourage collaboration and leadership at all levels, improve capabilities, support the better use of research and support a regulatory system that is responsive and effective.
The Australian Strategy’s ultimate vision is to achieve healthy, safe and productive working lives.
More information about the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy can be accessed through the National OHS Strategy.