WorkSafe CEO Denise Cosgrove says that with the holiday season upon us WorkSafe reminds us that recent statistics show this is the most dangerous time of year. They remind us to prioritise safety at work epically in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Remember as you think of the holidays ahead that it when you let the safety focus slip hazard will get past you.
In 2012 WorkSafe recorded seven fatalities from November to December, more than double of fatalities of any other two-month period in that year.
Many of these fatalities involve experienced workers doing routine tasks, “which suggests their minds may not be fully on the task at hand. Together it all adds up to a dangerous mix,” says WorkSafe chief executive Denise Cosgrove.