High risk in the Australian construction industry

Summary

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) contracted RMIT to undertake research to rank the OFSC’s 19 targeted high risk hazards in order to prioritise its approach to these hazards, and to review the associated audit criteria to identify any changes that may be required.

This research project involved reviewing publicly available injury and incident data collected from both national and international sources and undertaking consultations with a cross section of Australian contractors (most of which represented companies that are accredited under the Scheme), and Federal Safety Officers.

Team

  • James Harley
  • Payam Pirzadeh
  • Salman Shooshtarian
  • Ron Wakefield

Partners

  • Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

Publications

  • Report: High risk in the Australian construction industry (not circulated)
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.