Injury Matters eNews | December 2020

In this Edition:


A Message from our Chief Executive

Sandy Lukjanowski

Well, what a year 2020 proved to be! 

Looking at the year in review, it has been a positive year for Injury Matters, despite unusual, sometimes confronting, global circumstances. This year saw our continued commitment to preventing and reducing the impact of injury in Western Australia.

Injury Matters was fortunate to be in a position to continue to offer all of our programs and services largely uninterrupted, albeit in a COVID-safe manner.

Coming towards the end of our three-year Strategic Plan, it is clear our organisation has taken significant steps forward in the way we work – both as conscious members of the WA community and as global citizens promoting health and safety. From our day-to-day administration to our engagement with the community, our strategy is reflected in our person-centred, pragmatic approach to fulfilling Injury Matters’ vision of safer people and places.

This year we have deepened our dedication to reconciliation, with a focus on further developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a team, we have continued to listen and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We continued to increase our understanding of our individual and organisational sphere of influence to advance reconciliation and empower the community. As such, next year, we aim to solidify this dedication by advancing to an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

In late 2019, Injury Matters proudly launched a new program, Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads. This program aims to reduce harm and increase safety for the Heavy Vehicle workforce, with our first campaign, Your MaP to Recovery: After a Road Crash, launching in September 2020. Keep an eye out as we look to launch the second campaign in early 2021.

Throughout the year, our team continued to deliver relevant, innovative training, events and resources, including the second WA Falls Report, while providing flexible and caring support to those impacted by road trauma in WA. We encourage you to engage with our programs and services by visiting our website, following our social media or contacting our friendly team.

I am proud of all that Injury Matters has achieved this year because our team remains aware that behind each injury statistic, there are stories, families and communities which reinforce the importance of our work.

Finally, it remains for me to thank the Injury Matters team, which encompasses our board, volunteers, ambassadors, patron and students, for their commitment to living our values every day. We appreciate our funding partners, the WA Department of Health, the WA Road Safety Commission, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, and our stakeholders, for their ongoing commitment to reducing the impact of injury.

From all of us at Injury Matters, we wish you a safe festive season and look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Sandy Lukjanowski
Chief Executive, Injury Matters


The Injury Matters office will be closed from Friday, 25 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday, 4 January 2021. If you require immediate support in this period, please call LifeLine on 13 11 14.


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020

Sunday, 15 November, marked the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims hosted by Injury Matters. Road Safety Minister, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA, and Commissioner for Road Safety, Adrian Warner, joined key road safety figures to pay respects to all those lost or injured on Western Australian roads and to share their perspective on the future of road safety. Injury Matters advocate Anne Rigby Hatton also shared her experience of road trauma, and hopes for the future.

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims has become an important event in recognising the far-reaching impact road trauma has on road users, witnesses, emergency, and medical personnel. This year’s theme, Remember, Support, Act, reminds all road users of their role in keeping our roads safe in remembrance of those lost or injured on them. 

The day launched the rescheduled National Road Safety Week for WA, where the McGowan Government set an ambitious target to reduce road fatalities and severe injuries to zero by 2050 in Driving Change – Road Safety Strategy for Western Australia 2020 – 2030.


Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads

Injury Matters officially launched the Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads (MaPS on our Roads) program at the 24th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum in Wembley, with support from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) in late September 2020.

The first MaPS on our Roads campaign, Your MaP to Recovery: After a Road Crash focuses on the importance of staying mentally and physically well on the road, looking after themselves and others after a road crash, and the supports available to help.

The first program resource, Has a Road Crash Changed Your Life? provides information on the common types of loss or changes in life after a road crash and ways to support yourself. We are growing our range of resources which aim to keep our heavy vehicle operators mentally and physically safe on our roads, co-designing with members of the heavy vehicle industry.

Since launch, the Injury Matters team have worked with industry groups such as Transafe WA, Goldstar Transport… et al to raise awareness, start conversations and improve the safety of drivers.

We are looking forward to the second MaPS on our Roads campaign launching in April 2021.


2020 Western Australian Falls Report

In September, Injury Matters in partnership with the WA Department of Health launched the 2020 Western Australian Falls Report. The Report highlights the significant incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, and emergency department attendances in the state.

Falls are a significant public health issue affecting Western Australian families and the economy, with falls ranking as the leading cause of injury fatalities and injury hospitalisations in WA. The Report shows someone died every 26 hours in WA due to a falls-related injury in 2017; while older adults and those in regional WA remain overrepresented in falls injury statistics.

Key findings, in Western Australia:

  • Every 26 hours someone died due to a falls-related injury in 2017.
  • Every 19 minutes someone was admitted to hospital due to a falls-related injury in 2018.
  • Every 12 minutes someone presented to the emergency department due to a falls-related injury in 2018.
  • 329 falls-related fatalities in 2017.
  • 27,327 falls-related hospitalisations in 2018.
  • Individuals aged 80 years and over experience the highest rate of falls-related injuries.
  • Females experienced a higher rate of falls-related hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in 2018.
  • The Kimberley region had the highest of rate of falls-related hospitalisations in 2018.
  • 42,384 falls-related emergency department presentations in 2018.
  • $215.2 million was paid in lost-time compensation claims in 2018 due to a workplace fall.

Remove Hazards Campaign Summary

On 1 September 2020, Injury Matters launched the Stay On Your Feet® Remove Hazards Campaign, at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre. The event was supported by the City of Mandurah with stalls from Emprise Mobility, Silver Chain, Pets of Older Persons (POOPS), Mandurah Podiatry, Podiatry WA, Indigo, VisAbility and the Paraplegic Benefit Fund. The campaign ran until 30 November 2020.

Remove Hazards is one part of the Move Improve Remove messaging used to encourage older adults to stay safe, independent, and prevent falls. In addition to behavioural changes, it is important for older adults to make changes to their physical environment to minimise the risk of a fall. An individual’s physical environment is of particular risk for older adults who have reduced physical, sensory or cognitive capacity.

The Remove Hazards campaign aims to educate older adults and health and community workers on the importance of creating safe environments, as well as looking after your eyesight and feet to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing.


2021 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards and Summit

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia.

Following the Awards, the Injury Prevention Summit 2021 that brings together injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners, policymakers and Local Governments from across Western Australia to build injury prevention and safety promotion activities within your work.

The Summit will showcase keynote speakers who have a broad understanding of the current state of injury prevention in Western Australia. Breakout sessions will include a focus on success factors for injury prevention within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, and regional and remote communities.

The Injury Prevention Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute to discussion, as well as exchange knowledge, ideas, and information across WA.

Registrations close Thursday 18th March 2021.


In the MidWest

In early November, Injury Prevention team members Cat, Joanne and Sophie headed North to host a series of free community events and presentations across Geraldton, and the surrounding area as part of the Stay On Your Feet® falls prevention campaign, Remove Hazards.

Delivered in partnership with the WA Country Health Service Midwest, the Remove Hazards event aimed to raise awareness of the importance of creating safe environments as well as looking after your eyesight and feet to prevent falls and promote healthy ageing.

The trip was a great success and an opportunity for us to engage directly with the community in the Midwest.


Seniors Week 2020

This year’s Seniors Week was a great success. We were pleased to support three community events between the 8th and 15th of November which provided a great opportunity to chat to community members.

See what we got up to this year below. We are already looking forward to Seniors Week 2021!


Givit Donation

In October, we had the opportunity to donate some of our pre-loved tech items to the team at GIVIT.

GIVIT channel much-needed items to support vulnerable people and communities in Australia – people recovering from disaster events, hardships, domestic and family violence, homelessness, disability and mental health.

Anyone can donate, and you should too!


Visit to Guilderton, Gingin

The Recovery Support team visited Guilderton in late November 2020 to deliver a workshop presentation to inform the community about grief and trauma and give them the tools on how to support themselves and their families.

The workshop was a great success and a fruitful opportunity for us to engage directly with the community regarding the impact of road trauma.


The Injury Matters office will be closed from Friday, 25 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday, 4 January 2021

If you require immediate support in this period, please call LifeLine on 13 11 14.

MEDIA RELEASE | MaPS on our Roads Launched: A Map to Heavy Vehicle Safety

MaPS on our Roads Launched: A Map to Heavy Vehicle Safety Injury Matters has officially launched the Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads (MaPS on our Roads) program at the 24th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum.

MaPS on our Roads Launched: A Map to Heavy Vehicle Safety Injury Matters has officially launched the Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads (MaPS on our Roads) program at the 24th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum in Wembley, with support from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

This program aims to support heavy vehicle operators maintain mental and physical wellbeing in their work. In WA, 207 people were killed in 185 crashes involving heavy vehicles between 2008 and 2016. With a vast and remote road network in WA, truck drivers are often the first on scene of a road crash and may have to provide critical first aid assistance.

Injury Matters Chief Executive, Sandy Lukjanowski said, “This program will provide information and education to assist heavy vehicle operators in how they manage the impact a road crash may have on them after the scene is cleared.”

“Given the distances travelled on our expansive road network in WA, coupled with an aging workforce, addressing the physical safety and mental health among heavy vehicle operators is vital to help keep this industry safe on our roads.”

The first MaPS on our Roads campaign, Your MaP to Recovery: After a Road Crash focuses on the importance of staying mentally and physically well on the road, looking after themselves and others after a road crash, and the supports available to help.

“Heavy vehicle safety is a responsibility for all road users, and through local safety programs we can make our roads safer for everyone,” Ms Lukjanowski said.

NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said that the project was funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

“The HVSI provides funding to implementable, value-for-money projects that focus on improving road safety,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“Life on the road can be very tough on the mental and physical health of drivers and focusing on what we can do to support better health outcomes is a key priority for the NHVR.

“Healthy drivers are safer drivers. Projects like MaPS that address the specific health challenges faced by drivers are critical to improving the overall wellbeing of our industry.”

Between 2019-20, Injury Matters conducted group consultations, in-depth interviews, and a heavy vehicle operator survey with those working within the heavy vehicle industry to form this campaign. These consultations confirmed that heavy vehicle operators are often the first to come across the scene of a road crash.

Ms Lukjanowski said, “Heavy vehicle operators are exposed to road crashes more than most, and it is important that the industry itself supports mateship, encouraging those working to check in on their mates if they have been involved in a crash.”

“Support is available, and we understand everyone’s experience is personal to them. We encourage everyone to use healthy coping strategies, recognise when they may need some additional support and to reach out if in need of support,” Ms Lukjanowski said.

Project resources and information is available at www.injurymatters.org.au/mapsonourroads

Sandy Lukajowski with Celia Hammond MP

Injury Matters is committed to collaborating and listening to those within the heavy vehicle industry. If you or someone you know is working or has worked in the industry, contact us on 6166 7688 or email [email protected] 

The MaPS on our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

More photos coming soon.

MEDIA ALERT | Launching: MaPS on our Roads Program

Injury Matters will officially launch the Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads (MaPS on our Roads) program at the 24th Transafe WA Road Transport Industry Safety Forum in Wembley.

WHEN | Wednesday, 23 September 2020 at 8am (sharp) – 9:30am

WHERE | Bendat Parent and Community Centre (Auditorium)
36 Dodd St, Wembley WA 6014

Opening address by Celia Hammond MP, Member for Curtin.

This program aims to support heavy vehicle operators maintain mental and physical wellbeing in their work.  In WA, 207 people were killed in 185 crashes involving heavy vehicles between 2008 and 2016. With a vast and remote road network in WA, truck drivers are often the first on scene of a road crash and may have to provide critical first aid assistance.

Injury Matters Recovery Support Manager, Christine Smith said, “This program will provide information and education to assist heavy vehicle operators in how they manage the impact a road crash may have on them after the scene is cleared.” 

“Given the distances travelled on our expansive road network in WA, coupled with an aging workforce, addressing the physical safety and mental health among heavy vehicle operators is vital to help keep this industry safe on our roads.” 

The first MaPS on our Roads campaign, Your MaP to Recovery: After a Road Crash, focuses on the importance of staying mentally and physically well on the road after a road incident, and the supports available after a crash.

Injury Matters is committed to collaborating and listening to those within the heavy vehicle industry. If you or someone you know is working or has worked in the industry, contact us on 6166 7688 or email [email protected].

The MaPS on our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

For further information, interview, and photo opportunities, contact Communications and Marketing Coordinator 6166 7688 or [email protected]

2020 WA Falls Report: Released

Injury Matters, in partnership with the WA Department of Health, has launched the 2020 Western Australian Falls Report. The Report highlights the significant incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, and emergency department attendances in the state.

Falls are a significant public health issue affecting Western Australian families and the economy, with falls ranking as the leading cause of injury fatalities and injury hospitalisations in WA. The Report shows someone died every 26 hours in WA due to a falls-related injury in 2017; while older adults and those in regional WA remain overrepresented in falls injury statistics.

Injury Matters Chief Executive, Sandy Lukjanowski said, “This report demonstrates that falls continue to have large impact on the WA community. Behind every number in this Report are real people who have had their lives impacted by a fall.”

“1 in 3 people over the age of 65 have a fall each year, with some resulting in serious injury and hospitalisation, but falls are preventable – they don’t just happen,” Ms Lukjanowski said.

Injury Matters delivers the Stay On Your Feet® program, which aims to reduce falls and fall related injuries while encouraging confidence in independent living.

The Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove campaigns provide information, resources, and education to on how to keep active and alert to prevent slips, trips and falls. To prevent falls: move your body, improve your health and remove hazards.

Key findings, in Western Australia:

  • Every 26 hours someone died due to a falls-related injury in 2017.
  • Every 19 minutes someone was admitted to hospital due to a falls-related injury in 2018.
  • Every 12 minutes someone presented to the emergency department due to a falls-related injury in 2018.
  • 329 falls-related fatalities in 2017.
  • 27,327 falls-related hospitalisations in 2018.
  • Individuals aged 80 years and over experience the highest rate of falls-related injuries.
  • Females experienced a higher rate of falls-related hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in 2018.
  • The Kimberley region had the highest of rate of falls-related hospitalisations in 2018.
  • 42,384 falls-related emergency department presentations in 2018.
  • $215.2 million was paid in lost-time compensation claims in 2018 due to a workplace fall.

ATTEND | Mental and Physical Safety on our Roads Webinar

Join Injury Matters this August as we share the findings from formative research conducted into heavy vehicle operator mental and physical well-being as part of Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Road project. Hear about the issues facing heavy vehicle operators and suggestions on how to support them to keep them safe on our roads.

Join Injury Matters as we share the findings from formative research conducted into heavy vehicle operator mental and physical well-being as part of Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads project. Hear about the issues facing heavy vehicle operators and suggestions on how to support them to keep them safe on our roads.

This webinar will be presented by Injury Matters Clare Robbins and Christine Smith. TransafeWA Ana Stachewicz will join us to address one of the common stressors faced daily by heavy vehicle operators and provide insight into the Give a Tru*k campaign.

Thursday 6 August 2020 10am to 11am AWST
REGISTER HERE

The webinar aims to:

  • Increase knowledge on mental and physical issues facing heavy vehicle operators.
  • Increase understanding on how MaPS on our Roads can assist heavy vehicle operators and industry.
  • Increase knowledge of how best to support heavy vehicle operators in your workplace.
  • Increased understanding of the Give a Tru*k safety campaign.

If you have any queries please contact the Injury Matters team at [email protected] or 6166 7688.

The MaPS on Our Roads project is funded as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

Statement from Injury Matters relating to the Final Report of the Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety

Our position concerning specific findings and recommendations to the Final Report by the Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety titled Community safety: for the greater good, but at what cost? released in May 2020.

In response to the Final Report by the Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety titled Community safety: for the greater good, but at what cost? released in May 2020, Injury Matters affirms the submission put forth on 5 October 2018 by Injury Matters and its partners.1

Download our Response here.

Below outlines Injury Matters position concerning specific findings and recommendations of the report.

Bicycle Helmets

Injury Matters upholds its position that bicycle helmet laws are of critical importance in the reduction of road trauma and do not impinge upon individuals’ liberties. Therefore, helmets should be enforced for all cyclists, both on and off the road with no exemptions. Evidence demonstrates that not wearing a helmet can be the difference between a minor or fatal head injury.2 A 2017 Australian review assessing bicycle helmet effectiveness found that helmet use reduced the odds of head injuries by 51% and fatal head injuries by 65%.3

Injury Matters supports Findings 2 through 5 of the report.

  • Measures such as improved road infrastructure, lower speed limits and greater driver awareness and education are effective tools to increase cycling participation in Western Australia.
  • Head and neck injuries accounted for 25.9 per cent of the cycling injuries between 1999-00 and 2015-16 (and 48 per cent between 2013-14 and 2015-16). Bicycle helmets are an effective safety measure to decrease the risk of such injuries when cycling.
  • While bicycle helmets are effective for reducing the risk of serious or fatal head injuries, they cannot be relied upon as the only method of protecting cyclists. Governments must also ensure that effective bicycle infrastructure, such as separate shared paths or dedicated bicycle lanes, are part of any cycling policy.
  • While the current legislative regime, that mandates the wearing of bicycle helmets while cycling, restricts personal choice for individuals, this regime is clearly an effective safety measure for the prevention of head and brain injuries.

Injury Matters does not support either of the proposed Recommendations 1 or 2. The recommendation to trial no helmet use at Rottnest Island is unrealistic in nature and is not considerate of potential delays medical treatment. This setting does not offer outcomes that are transferable to a real-world setting where road traffic is present.

E-cigarettes

E-cigarette use poses risk to nicotine poisoning and long-term health consequences. Evidence demonstrates that the effects of nicotine exposure range from being relatively mild, including irritation of the eyes and skin, nausea and vomiting, to severe life-threatening illness, and in some cases, death.4 In July 2018, the Medical Journal of Australia published results that revealed from 2009-2016 there were 200 cases of nicotine related poisonings in Western Australia, of which 40% involved children under 15 years of age.5

Injury Matters maintains its position that efforts should be made to increase public awareness of nicotine toxicity and maintain legislation to restrict access.

Injury Matters does not support Recommendation 3 to lift the prohibition on the sale of e-cigarette devices. Should the Tobacco Products Control Act 2006 be amended, then significant regulation would be required to ensure the safety of Western Australians, in particular children and young people.

Safety in water

Injury Matters supports the existing legislation of mandatory pool fencing to prevent toddler drowning. No findings or recommendations were provided in the report relating to pool fencing legislation. Injury Matters maintains the position that mandatory pool fencing should remain legislated in Western Australia in combination with other effective interventions such as public awareness and education when around water. Mandatory pool fencing does not hinder, restrict or impact on pool user wellbeing or enjoyment.

Evidence demonstrates that lifejackets are effective drowning prevention strategies for rivers, adults, older people, young people, weak swimmers and those who fish from rocks or boats.6

Injury Matters reserves comment on Recommendation 10 until the Recreational Vessel Safety Equipment Review is complete.

Injury Matters supports Finding 24 of the report:

  • Mandatory lifejackets may be an appropriate safety measure for areas identified as ‘black spots’, subject to the outcomes of the trial at Salmon Holes.

Concluding comment

The reduction and removal of regulations that safeguard against poor health fail to consider the complexities of society that influence health behaviours. Multiple factors, including individual awareness, knowledge, costs, environmental influences, policy regulations and cultural factors, influence injury prevention and safety promotion decision-making.7

Empowering people to make healthy choices through awareness-raising and education interventions are important approaches, however some health issues must be complemented with policy levers such as infrastructure and legislation to make the healthy choice the easy choice.8

A range of injury prevention interventions are cost-saving in that they cost less to implement then the resource costs they save.9 Injury prevention interventions can therefore represent significant value for money, including bicycle helmets, prohibition of sales of e-cigarette devices and use of lifejackets for safety in water.

Injury Matters continues to support health-driven, evidence-based legislation and policies and supports appropriate legislation and regulations that enable safer people and places, which focus on improving their health by preventing injury.

Injury Matters recommendations in response to the Final Report of the Select Committee on Personal Choice and Community Safety are:

  1. Maintain mandatory bicycle helmet legislation in WA.
  2. Maintain current prohibition of e-cigarette devices in WA.
  3. Maintain mandatory pool barrier legislation in WA.

References

  1.  Injury Matters. Injury Matters Submission to the Inquiry on Personal Choice and Community Safety. (2018).
  2.  Gill, T. Bike helmets: an emergency doctor’s perspective. The Conversation (2013).
  3. Ding Yee Lee, J. The epidemiology of severe and fatal injury among Western Australian cyclists: a linked data analysis. (The University of Western Australia, 2017).
  4. Eggleston, W., Nacca, N., Stork, C. M. & Marraffa, J. M. Pediatric death after unintentional exposure to liquid nicotine for an electronic cigarette. Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 54, 890—891 (2016).
  5. Huynh, A. et al. Retrospective review of Australian PICs data from 2009 to 2016. Patterns of poisoning exposure at different ages. 2015 annual report of the Australian Poisons Information Centres.
  6. Peden, A. E., Demant, D., Hagger, M. S. & Hamilton, K. Personal, social, and environmental factors associated with lifejacket wear in adults and children: A systematic literature review. PLoS One 13, e0196421–e0196421 (2018).
  7. Injury Matters. Intervention components and types. Know Injury https://knowinjury.org.au/learn/interventions/
  8. World Health Organization. Ottawa Charter for Public Health. (1986).
  9. Pacific Institute for Research Evaluation. Injury prevention: What works? A summary of cost-outcome analysis for injury prevention programs (2014 update). https://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/publications/whatworks2014 (2014).

Return to Workplace: After COVID-19

To uphold the safety of our team, their immediate families and the community, Injury Matters will continue to provide its services and programs via phone, email, and video.

As State and Federal restrictions ease, Injury Matters has begun transitioning staff back to work.

During this lockdown period, we have continued to deliver our programs and services and have remained contactable via phone, video conference or electronic mail.

To uphold the safety of our team, their immediate families and the community, Injury Matters will continue to provide its services and programs via phone, email, and video.

Thank you for your understanding during these unusual times.

Become an Injury Matters Volunteer

Do you want to become an active member of your community, while helping others?

Do you want to become an active member of your community, while helping others?

People volunteer for many reasons. Some do it to meet people, learn new skills, help others, take on new challenges and use their skills and experience in a positive way. Injury Matters is seeking Expression of Interest for Volunteers to join our wonderful team of volunteers.

Volunteers provide information and education to community members, health professionals and community workers.

If you would like to find out more information, please contact Injury Matters on 6166 7688 or [email protected]

Australian health and transport experts call for space for safer walking and cycling

Australian health and transport experts have today called on decision makers to enact urgent measures to support safe walking and cycling and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian health and transport experts have today called on decision makers to enact urgent measures to support safe walking and cycling and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “Australian health and transport experts call for space for safer walking and cycling”

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Injury Matters is committed to the health and safety of our community, within our organisation and without. In line with government guidelines, our workforce will be working offsite from this week to increase #socialdistancing and protect our community.

Injury Matters is committed to the health and safety of our community, within our organisation and without. In line with government guidelines, our workforce will be working offsite from this week to increase physical distancing and protect our community. Continue reading “Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”