WorkSafe Tasmania

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Public Administration and Safety 2020

The workforce

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

  • Central government administration
  • Defence
  • Government representation
  • Justice
  • Local government administration
  • Public order and safety services
  • Regulatory services
  • State government administration

8% of the total Tasmanian workforce

75% of workers are employed full time

59% of workers are aged 45+, 16% higher than state average

The injuries

819 injuries across the industry in 2019

14.5 serious injuries per million hours worked - 59% higher than the state average of 9.1

Serious injury frequency rate has increased 19% compared to ten years ago

The people

55-64 year olds reported the highest serious injury frequency rate

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 17% Firefighters and police
  • 16% Prison and security officers

The causes

The most common causes of injury across the industry

  • Body stressing
  • Mental stress
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Falls, slips and trips

Action areas

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

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hazardous manual task
  • Safe movement of vehicles and plant
  • Mental health conditions
  • Slips, trips and falls
Updated: 2nd August 2022
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