In it for the long haul for safer workplaces
21 Sep 2012
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have released a case study film on Tiffany Ward, who suffered permanent injuries in a workplace accident when she was 18.
Her story encourages workers and employers to be vigilant about workplace safety.
Tiffany’s resilience and spirit helped her find the strength to endure hours of surgery to save her life and arms, however the incident has had an overwhelming effect on her and her family.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie, said the film is targeted at young workers and praised Tiffany for sharing the important safety message.
"Young workers aged 15 to 24 average four workplace fatalities every year and more than 7,000 suffer traumatic injuries," he said.
"Employers need to dedicate additional training resources to young workers who are in the workforce for the first time.”
Tiffany’s story shows that workplace safety is not only essential for the worker, but for their family.
Visit Workplace Health and Safety Queensland to watch the film 'In it for the long haul: The Tiffany Ward story'.