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There were eight WHS incidents reported in August at the MTA.

From the WHS incidents reported, two incidents were lodged as workers compensation claims, both for medicals only, including a second year light vehicle apprentice who suffered a chipped front tooth when the socket racquet slipped and struck his mouth causing minor laceration. The second claim was reported by a staff member who suffered a lower back/right hip strain as a result of lifting an apprentice toolbox into an awkwardly positioned vehicle boot. The staff member lost no time off work and is recovering well with some recommended physiotherapy treatment.

There were three hazards reported at the Royal Park Training and Employment Centre and these reports are essential in keeping our injury rate down.

Reported WHS Incidents: 2019/20

For the MTA’s financial year to date (2019/2020, there have been 38 workplace incidents (35 apprentices and 3 staff) recorded. The chart below shows the number of WHS incidents recorded over the past three MTA financial years including 2019/20.

MTA Financial Year

LTI

MTI

FAI

YTD

TOTAL

TARGET

2019/20

2

8

28

38

88

2018/19

5

1

37

43

93

81

2017/18

10

11

26

47

85

89

October is National Work Safe Month and is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in making their workplace healthy and safe and have some fun along the way. The MTA’s WHS Group will be working on a number of safety initiatives that MTA staff and apprentices can participate in during SafeWork Month in October.

Everyone can play a role in their workplace. By being a Safety Champion, you can reduce the number of injuries and worker’s compensation claims in your workshop. Click here to access SafeWork Australia’s page and learn how your business can promote safety next month.