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CSIRO is committed to the health and safety of its staff and recognises the importance of positive interventions aimed at improving staff health and safety.
CSIRO acknowledges its responsibilities under section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
CSIRO’s Health, Safety, Environmental Sustainability and Community Policy reflects our commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and the communities in which we work. It reinforces our Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) strategic goal of ‘Striving for Zero Harm’ to our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 was rescinded on 31 December 2011 and replaced by the Work Health and Safety Act (Commonwealth) 2011 which became effective on 1 January 2012. A summary of CSIRO’s performance and its compliance with these Acts is provided below.
Health and safety management arrangements
Health and safety management arrangements are documents concerning the management of health and safety in CSIRO, and are one of the mechanisms by which CSIRO demonstrates commitment to meeting its duty of care.
In recognition of this duty, CSIRO developed these health and safety management arrangements in consultation with staff and their representatives. The Act emphasises consultation and cooperation between employers and employees in regard to occupational health and safety issues by requiring the establishment of a framework incorporating:
These structures and arrangements are in place and effective within CSIRO. A review of the HSMAs in line with the expected changes to Workplace Health and Safety laws commenced in June 2011 and was completed in September 2011.
Initiatives undertaken during the year to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of staff members and affiliates
Statistics of any accidents or dangerous occurrences during the year that arose out of the conduct of undertakings by CSIRO that required the giving of notice under section 68 (see Figure 3.1)
Details of any investigations conducted during the year that relate to undertakings carried on by the employer, including details of all notices given to the employee under sections 29, 46 or 47 during the year
Number of Notifiable Incidents
During 2010–11, CSIRO re-established its injury performance baseline to ensure all injuries resulting in time lost from work, or where medical treatment has been necessary, are identified and correctly classified using international best practice criteria.
The Comcare derived LTIFR in Figure 3.2 shows what CSIRO’s lost time performance would have been if Comcare workers’ compensation data was still used as the basis for measuring CSIRO’s performance. We are seeing a decreasing LTIFR trend using historic Comcare derived data.
CSIRO LTIFR and MTIFR and Comcare derived LTIFR annual trends
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Last updated: Last updated: 24 June 2015
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