Developing a Framework for Measuring & Reporting Occupational Injury & Disease - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Developing a Framework for Measuring & Reporting Occupational Injury & Disease - Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy

Funding:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia
  • Safe Work Australia, and
  • the Safety Institute of Australia

Researchers:

Project overview:

This project aims to:

  • explore the WHS information needs of stakeholders
  • identify practical limitations of existing metrics for decision-making
  • undertake extensive review of academic and practitioner literature
  • consider appropriate WHS lead and lag performance measures and indictors for capturing and benchmarking WHS performance on a National and International scale, and
  • draft a guidance document that identifies those indicators relevant to various key user groups.

Research outcomes:

Presentations and workshops at academic & professional conferences:

  • 2014 (forthcoming) - International keynote speaker: NZ Safeguard Conference, May.  
  • 2014 (forthcoming) - Invited speaker: NZ Business Leaders Forum, May.  
  • 2013 “The Use, Misuse and Abuse of LTIFR”, Safety Innovations conference, Sydney
  • 2013 “WHS Board Reporting” Invited speaker, SIA Eminent Speakers’ Series, Melbourne, November.  
  • 2012 “Lost in Translation” RMIT Sustainability Conference, Melbourne. April.  
  • 2011 “The GRI's Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: Promoting Accountability to Stakeholders or Institutionalising Corporate Social P.R.?” Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Darwin. July.
  • 2011 “WHS Reporting Guidelines” Safety Institute of Australia conference, Sydney
  • 2010 “Accounting for occupational health and safety”, CPAA Congress: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart.


Invited industry briefings and conferences with:

  • Macquarie Bank,
  • Citibank,
  • Colonial State First,
  • Safe Work Australia,
  • Comcare

These have occurred throughout 2010 - 2013.

Publications:

  • 2013: ‘Losing faith in lost time injuries’ (Cover Story), Inside Safety, Aspermont Ltd. March, by C. Collins.
  • 2012: ‘Lost in time: Why do most accounting reports fail to deliver useful work, health and safety information?’ In The Black Digital, CPA Australia. July 4th. by S. Baldwin.

Other research outputs:

  • 2014: Invited judge, Australasian Reporting Awards – Work Health and Safety category.
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