Five-year strategic plan to improve work safety in Queensland launched

Queensland’s peak advisory Board to the Government on work health and safety issues, the Work Health and Safety Board, has developed a five-year plan to improve work safety in the state.

The Board composed of representatives from employer associations, trade unions and academia, developed a 5-year plan in response to the recommendations of the Best Practice Review into Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace was present during the plan’s launch on Tuesday.

“The plan reflects fresh and contemporary thinking, with close consideration to current and emerging global trends and their impact on work health and safety across government, industry, workplaces, and community,” said Ms. Grace.

“The Board has identified four main areas to focus on over the next five years.

“There’ll be emphasis on embracing innovation and technology, designing healthy and safe work, fostering a culture of health and safety, and regulating effectively,” she said.

The development of the five-year plan is one of 58 recommendations of the Best Practice Review into Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

The review was conducted following the Dreamworld and Eagle Farm tragedies in October 2016.

More information about the Five Year Strategic Plan for Work Health and Safety in Queensland is available in Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s website.

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