Figure 7.1 - Accidents to employees: Total reported accidents per 1000 employees
The charts compare accident rates in forestry, wood processing and paper production with the wider sectors, for the period 2004-05 to 2011-12 (provisional).
The first chart compares forestry with the wider sector including agriculture and fishing (excluding sea fishing). The rate in forestry fluctuates at around 10 to 20 accidents per 1000 employees for most years. The accident rate for the wider sector is at a lower level, fluctuating between around 6 and 8 per 1000 over the period.
The second chart compares wood processing with all manufacturing. The rate in wood products fluctuates between 10 and 15 accidents per 1000 employees over the period and shows a light overall decline. For pulp, paper and paper products, the rate is lower and fluctuates between around 5 and 9 per 1000 over the period. The accident rate for the wider manufacuring sector is at a lower level than wood products (but similar to pulp, paper and paper products), declining steadily from around 10 per 1000 in the early years to around 7 per 1000 in recent years.