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Health & Safety Performance Report

Our annual Health and Safety Performance Report is an important long-term initiative of the Australian chemistry industry. It has provided detailed insights into the industry’s health and safety performance since 2000.

The Report also plays an important role in promoting the principles of health and safety to the industry’s value chain partners, external stakeholders, and the broader community. Through the Report and accompanying events and communications, we are able to share examples of best practice approaches implemented by our members and encourage others to take action.

Chemistry Australia members demonstrate twelve consecutive years of improvement

Zero Fatalities

We are proud to present the results of the latest Health and Safety Performance Report.

The Report (published under our former name, PACIA) shows improvement for the twelfth consecutive year against the industry’s key metric, Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR).

This is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates the industry’s unwavering focus on supporting a skilled and safe workforce.

Furthermore, participating members have once again performed exceptionally well in comparison with other Australian industries, in terms of lost time injuries per million hours worked. Chemistry Australia members are also leading the way in relation to their counterparts in the global chemistry industry.

These trends reflect the leadership and commitment of our members in striving to achieve the collective goal of “an industry where people are safe and free from injury and disease”.

PACIA Health & Safety Report 2015

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Highlights from the latest Report:

  • Nearly 16,000 employees covered
  • 33.25 million hours worked
  • Almost half of reporting companies are medium-sized
  • Zero fatalities reported for three consecutive years
  • A very small proportion of reported injuries are chemical-related
  • Musculoskeletal disorders remain the most common condition resulting from reported workplace injuries and incidents
  • Chemistry Australia members performing exceptionally well compared with other sectors in Australia and internationally
  • Member case studies featuring excellent health and safety practices, innovations and impacts

Additional resources for participants

Every company that participates in the Health and Safety Performance Report receives a confidential Benchmarking Report.

This valuable tool allows members to benchmark their own results against peers, promote internal discussion, gain new insights and generate ideas to drive further improvements in their workplace.

Related programs

Health and safety is one of the industry’s core commitments under the Responsible Care® program. It is also fundamental to the industry’s social licence to operate, as outlined in the Strategic Industry Roadmap.

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