Transport & Logistics
Workplace Health and Safety in the Transport & Logistics Industry
The transport and logistics industry covers workers from a vast range of occupations including truck, bus, fork lift drivers, couriers and postal deliverers, warehouse workers, and others. The industry is responsible for the employment of approximately 579,500 workers equating to around 5% of the total Australian workforce.
Workers in this industry experience a higher rate of serious injury when compared to the national average. The most common issues experienced in this industry include:
- Muscular stress
- Slips, trips and falls
- Being hit by a moving object
- Vehicle and mechanical accidents
- Fall from heights
Over the last decade there has been a significant decrease in the number of injuries due to improvements in the awareness of good Occupational Health and Safety practices.