The mid-term review of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (the Strategy) shows it continues to be an important tool to shape work health and safety (WHS) activities across Australia.

The review highlighted 14 key findings including:

  • the Strategy is being used as intended and has shaped a range of WHS initiatives across Australia
  • the Strategy is broad and flexible enough to meet the needs of stakeholders across various industries
  • progress against all three Strategy targets is on track, and
  • the existing priority industries and priority disorders are still relevant and need increased attention during the remaining five years of the Strategy.

A range of stakeholders, including government bodies, unions, industry associations, WHS professionals and academics informed the review.

The review findings are being considered by Safe Work Australia Members.

The mid-term review report is available on our website.