Occupational Health And Safety Management Systems And Training In The Forest Products Industry
Lee Maxwell - 1996
Last year, in NSW forest products industries, there were 8,107 weeks lost due to work related accidents at a gross incurred cost of $17.5 million.
This statistic only reflects accidents incurring 5 days or more lost time.
In addition, the recognised ratio of indirect to direct costs varies between 1:3 and 1:7.
Collectively the cost of workplace injures throughout Australia is astronomical.