Safer construction : the development of a voluntary code of practice to improve safety performance in the Australian construction industry

Godfrey, P & Lindgard, H (2007) Safer construction : the development of a voluntary code of practice to improve safety performance in the Australian construction industry. In Proceedings of the 4th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region, June 25th-28th, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

In Australia, between 1994 and 2000, 50 construction workers were killed each year as a result of their work, the industry fatality rate, at 10.4 per 100,000 persons, is similar to the national road toll fatality rate and the rate of serious injury is 50% higher than the all industries average. This poor performance represents a significant threat to the industry’s social sustainability. Despite the best efforts of regulators and policy makers at both State and Federal levels, the incidence of death, injury and illness in the Australian construction industry has remained intransigently high, prompting an industry-led initiative to improve the occupational health and safety (OHS) performance of the Australian construction industry. The ‘Safer Construction’ project involves the development of an evidence-based Voluntary Code of Practice for OHS in the industry.

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ID Code: 27312
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2005-027-A : Safer Construction
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