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We report on work health and safety matters including:

  • notifiable workplace fatalities where the death of a worker is confirmed as work related
  • the number of Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices issued by our Inspectors to enforce work health and safety compliance
  • audits of major public events
  • finalised work health and safety investigations which includes all completed investigations further to a notifiable serious injury or dangerous incident or complaint
  • how many workplaces we visit and audit - we call these workplace interventions.

Workplace fatality statistics are preliminary, based on initial reports, until confirmation of work-related status is established following investigation. All confirmed workplace deaths are reported nationally to Safe Work Australia - Notifiable fatalities monthly report and Worker fatalities.

Key Statistics
Activity 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
(as at end Dec)
Reactive compliance and enforcement 10357 125256777
Complaints, notifications, education, engagement and support visits 4015243381857
Proactive compliance and enforcement 515788153257
Improvement Notices Issued 1575 23421308
Prohibition Notices Issued 688650385
Expiation Notices Issued 0 10
Notifiable Fatalities under WHS legislation 19 20Current

*Since 1 January 2012 road traffic incidents resulting in the death of a worker are included as notifiable.