Occupational Health And Safety Management Systems And Training In The Forest Products Industry

Occupational Health And Safety Management Systems And Training In The Forest Products Industry

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.