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Recordable incident rate1 Lost time incident rate2 12 11.3 5 4.5 10 4 8.8 3.6 8 7.8 3.3 7.3 3 2.7 2.9 2.5 6 5.6 4.9 2 4 3.1 1 2 0.5 0 0 11–12 10–11 09–10 08–09 07–08 06–07 05–06 11–12 10–11 09–10 08–09 07–08 06–07 05–06 1 The recordable incident rate (aka all frequency rate) is the measure of all recordable incidents, 2 The lost time incident rate is the measure of more serious recordable injuries, which result in including medical treatment only incidents and lost time incidents. A medical treatment only Incident time lost from work of one day/shift or more. is any incident that requires medical intervention such as stitches, a prescription or a referral. A lost time incident results in time lost from work of one day/shift or more. Recordable incidents by type of injury Treatment of injuries sustained 60 59.1 60 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 51 50 50 49 40 40 40 40 30 Percentage 30 29 27 Percentage 20 20 20 15 10 10 8 9 79.19.1 4.5 4.5 5.0 4.5 4.5 32 0 0 hostpital No treatment doctor Other Inflammation of Unspecified First aid Treatment by Treatment by muscles joints/tendons/ Sprains/strains Bite Foreign body – eye Laceration Bruise/swelling Cut/puncture CASE STORY Log truck safety initiative gets on the road Forests NSW is committed to improving So far the program has been implemented in and truck identification number. The details of all aspects of safety and log truck driver Forests NSW Hume and Macquarie Regions. callers are kept confidential. behaviour is part of that process. The Each log truck operated by contractors to Forests Messages are passed on to the contractors, past year saw the launch and rollout of NSW in these regions has a sign bearing the who conduct investigations into all complaints the log truck safety initiative with the new 1800 telephone number as well as an individual and use the outcomes to improve safety across 1800 LOGHAUL number that will drive truck identification number. An advertising their fleets. Contractors then provide feedback improvements in log truck driver safety and campaign helped promote the new initiative. to callers, if requested, as to the steps that have behaviour. The 1800 LOGHAUL number Road users driving behind a logging truck that been taken to prevent the reoccurrence of the (1800 5644285), developed jointly by Forests notice any safety issues such as loose logs or issue raised. NSW and the Forest Industry Council to give speeding, or if they notice that the driver is being This initiative has been introduced as part of other road users the opportunity to comment particularly courteous, can call 1800 LOGHAUL a wider campaign to improve truck safety in on log truck safety, gathers data on driver and quote the truck ID number. These calls from the regions. Forest NSW will continue to roll behaviour and highlights positive driving as the public connect to an independent call centre out this initiative across the remainder of its well as other safety areas that are causing where the date, time, location and incident operations during 2012–13 and beyond. concern to the public. details are recorded, along with caller details Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 27


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