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Some safety managers have experienced significant drops in remuneration, while the pressure to do more with less has risen, says a recent survey.

Project and state-level workplace health and safety (WHS) managers in Western Australia have experienced a 20.8 per cent drop in their average total annual remuneration in the past year, says the safesearch survey.

Pay drops have also been evident in Queensland, where WHS Managers’ remuneration is 10.7 per cent less than last year.

However, the situation has been slightly different in New South Wales and Victoria, where WHS managers have seen their pay increase 0.9 per cent and 2.9 per cent respectively.

The same survey also found that “pressure to do more with less in safety is on the rise”. “Forty-three per cent of General Managers of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) are responsible for more than 50 sites, up 6 per cent on 2012/13, while 53 per cent have more than 6 direct reports, also up 6 per cent from 2012/13.”

Safesearch surveyed more than 1000 WHS and health safety and environment individuals at 130 “predominantly” ASX 200 companies about their remuneration.

For more details, visit the safesearch survey.

Published on 13 February 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.


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