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SafeWork SA's focus on the prevention of workplace injuries sees us engaging with all tiers of industry to strategically address identified work health and safety issues.

Our team of work health and safety inspectors' primary role is to visit workplaces to help you address challenges and improve work health and safety outcomes.

We do this by providing support to employers and workers so that together you can better understand and meet your work health and safety responsibilities.

By developing and implementing positive work health and safety systems, environments, cultures and practices every workplace can reduce the trauma of work-related injuries.

Injury reduction targets are embedded within the South Australia Strategic Plan (T.21) and the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-22, with SafeWork SA committed to helping achieve measurable improvement in reducing work-related injury and fatality rates.

South Australia's Strategic Plan Target 21 - Greater Safety at Work target is to attain a 50 per cent reduction in work injury between 2012 and 2022.

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-22 details the national target of attaining:

  • 30 per cent reduction in work injury between 2012 and 2022
  • 20 per cent reduction in work fatalities between 2012 and 2022
  • 30 per cent or more reduction of musculoskeletal injuries.

The ideal is zero work fatalities and injuries.