ASC is committed to communicating and promoting Occupational Health, Safety, Welfare and Injury Management (OHSW&IM) awareness among our employees, contractors, work experience personnel and visitors, and providing a safe and healthy working environment.
A lost time injury (LTI) is recorded when an employee is absent from work for a full shift as a result of a work-related injury.
At all three ASC facilities, the company achieved a total lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) of 8.67 for 2011/12 (including contractors).
Medically Treated Injuries
A medically treated injury (MTI) is recorded when an employee requires medical attention from a health professional above the expertise of a nurse.
At all three ASC facilities, medically treated injury frequency rate (MTIFR) of 43.36 was recorded for 2011/12 (including contractors).
Healthy Plus Program
Our Healthy Plus Program is a company wide initative designed to educate our employees on ways in which they can take better care of themselves.
The initiative seeks to promote various health concerns, including quit smoking, blood donations, skin cancer awareness, flu vaccinations, blood pressure / cholesterol checks and diabetes checks, and provide education and support for dealing with them.
Our Healthy Plus Program recognises that many health issues not only have the potential to impact on our safety performance, but can also cause community issues and consequently impact on our ability to contribute to the development of our nation.
On 1 July 2009, all ASC sites became smoke-free.
Under the policy, smoking is not permitted anywhere (including car park areas) at ASC North, ASC South and ASC West, and applies to all personnel and visitors on site.
The initiative is another important step in our commitment to provide a healthy and safe environment for all people at ASC.