Workplace health and safety industry statistics for agriculture

06 Dec 2016

Did you know:

  • There are around 1700 general workplace injuries in agriculture each year, affecting one in every 25 agricultural workers. One in every 35 workers suffers a serious injury.
  • In Queensland, the agriculture industry hurts and kills more people than any other industry.
  • Around $22 million is paid out annually for agricultural workers compensation claims.
  • In agriculture, on average, 50 days are lost for injuries needing time off work, compared to an average of 43 days for all industries.
  • Men are three times more likely to suffer a work injury than women in agriculture.
  • One in four injuries in agriculture affect workers aged between 25-34 years.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has a memorandum of understanding with the Queensland Ambulance service that any agriculture related incidents they attend, must be reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

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  • Queensland Government
  • Northern Territory Government
  • WA Department of Argiculture and Food
  • MLA
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