Web tool launched to raise risk awareness and prevent work injuries

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnson has recently launched a new web tool that analyses data to identify the likelihood of incidents and injuries occurring in a workplace.

A free lite version of Injury Alarm was launched on Thursday. The website will help organisations recognise risks and prevent dangerous incidents from happening.

“The best way to protect workers is to understand the risks associated with a job and put controls in place that reduce or remove those risks,” said Minister Johnston.

“That is why we must increase our knowledge of risks – something that the Injury Alarm will enable us to do.”

Using the tool, companies log their accident and incident data. Injury Alarm uses statistical processes to determine the risks. The website then gives suggestions on how companies can improve safety to help prevent injuries and fatalities.

Dr. Marcus Cattani developed the algorithms for Injury Alarm, with support from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

“The research done by Dr. Cattani and his colleagues in developing the Injury Alarm ensures safety lessons from previous accidents are not lost,” said Minister Johnston.

“The Injury Alarm is an important tool we can use to help protect Western Australian workers.”

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