Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Raising the alarm to prevent injuries

    27/04/2017 11:00 AM
    • ​Injury Alarm website developed to prevent injuries by raising risk awareness
    • A free lite version is available at http://www.injuryalarm.com  
    • Part of the International Labour Organization's campaign to optimise the collection and use of occupational health and safety data

    Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston launched the Injury Alarm today (April 27) - a web tool that analyses data to identify the likelihood of incidents and injuries occurring in a workplace.


    A free lite version of the Injury Alarm was launched ahead of tomorrow's World Day for Safety and Health at Work (April 28).


    Developed in consultation with industry, the website helps organisations recognise risks and prevent dangerous incidents from occurring.


    To use Injury Alarm, companies just log their accident and incident data.


    Injury Alarm then utilises statistical processes to determine the risks.


    The website gives suggestions on how companies can improve their safety to help prevent deaths and injuries.


    Dr Marcus Cattani developed the algorithms for Injury Alarm, with support from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.


    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:


    "The best way to protect workers is to understand the risks associated with a job and put controls in place that reduce or remove those risks.


    "That is why we must increase our knowledge of risks - something that the Injury Alarm will enable us to do.


    "The research done by Dr Cattani and his colleagues in developing the Injury Alarm ensures safety lessons from previous accidents are not lost.


    "The Injury Alarm is an important tool we can use to help protect Western Australian workers."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700