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Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry snapshot 2018

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry snapshot 2018

The workforce

This industry grouping covers a wide range of activities, separated into nine groups

  • Architectural, engineering and technical services
  • Computer system design and related services
  • Management and related consulting services
  • Scientific research services
  • Other professional, scientific and technical services
  • Market research and statistical services
  • Advertising services
  • Legal and accounting services
  • Veterinary services

5% of the total Tasmanian workforce

68% of workers are employed full time

Legal and Accounting Services is the largest employing group

9% of workers are aged under 25; half of the state average for this age group

The injuries

122 injuries across the industry in 2018

33% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week of work

2.7 serious injuries per million hours work, 69% lower than the state average of 8.7

37% lower serious injury frequency rate in 2018 than ten years ago

The people

55+ year olds reported the highest serious injury frequency rate

Occupations with the Highest Percentage of Serious Injuries

  • 14% Miscellaneous Labourers
  • 7% Animal Attendants and Trainers
  • 5% General Clerks

Management and Related Consulting Services reported the highest serious injury frequency rate and the highest number of injuries

The causes

The most common causes of the injury across the industry

  • Body stressing
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Hitting objects with a part of the body

Action areas

Priority conditions and causes identified in the WorkSafe Strategic Plan 2018-2023 relevant to the industry

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • Mental health conditions
  • Slips, trips and falls
Updated: 11th December 2019