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WA’s most dangerous occupational hazards uncovered

May 17th 2024

WA’s most dangerous occupational hazards uncovered

Recent WorkSafe data indicates that workers in Western Australia are significantly less likely to suffer a fatal work injury in 2024 compared to 34 years ago.

Considering the rise in the WA workforce, the likelihood of a worker suffering a fatal injury decreased by 83 percent from 1988/89 to 2022/23.

The figures show that during the year 1988/89, there were 49.5 deaths per million workers in WA. In the 2022/23 period, the number dropped to 8.5 deaths per million workers.

Acting WorkSafe Commissioner Sally North cautions workplaces against becoming too relaxed about the safety of workers in response to the latest statistics.

“Although this decrease in the rate of fatalities is good news, we should never become complacent about the safety of workers,” Ms North said.

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