Health and safety data table

Health and safety data included in the 2023 column of this data table is relevant to the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 and was published on 27 February 2024.

Data included in the 2023 column of this data table is relevant to the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 and was published on 27 February 2024. Please note this table is updated annually in conjunction with the release of the corresponding annual report.

Health and safety120232022202120202019
Workforce exposure hours2,3,4
Total hours20,914,483
Number of incidents4
Fatalities – employees00000
Fatalities – contractor10000
Total fatalities10000
High-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities) – employees10NPRNPRNPR
High-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities) – contractors20NPRNPRNPR
Total high-consequence work-related injuries (excluding fatalities)530NPRNPRNPR
Recordable injuries – employees56833
Recordable injuries – contractors342419811
Total recordable injuries63930271114
Lost time injury events – employees10311
Lost time injury events – contractors63402
Total lost time injury events73713
High potential incidents71910141119
Recordable occupational illnesses – employees184513
Recordable occupational illnesses – contractors68314
Total recordable occupational illnesses82412827
Number of process safety events9
Tier 120010
Tier 211020
Total Tier 1 or Tier 231030
Frequency rates4,10
Fatality rate - employees0.00NPRNPRNPRNPR
Fatality rate - contractors0.08NPRNPRNPRNPR
Total fatality rate110.05NPRNPRNPRNPR
High-consequence work-related injury rate (excluding fatalities) - employees 0.120.00NPRNPRNPR
High-consequence work-related injury rate (excluding fatalities) - contractors0.160.00NPRNPRNPR
Total high-consequence work-related injury rate (excluding fatalities)50.140.00NPRNPRNPR
Total recordable injury rate – employees0.620.861.250.420.44
Total recordable injury rate – contractors2.642.482.091.521.26
Total recordable injury rate61.861.801.740.880.90
Lost time injury frequency – employees0.120.000.470.140.15
Lost time injury frequency – contractors0.470.310.440.000.23
Lost time injury frequency0.330.180.450.080.19
High potential incident frequency0.910.600.900.881.22
Total recordable occupational illness frequency – employees2.240.570.780.140.44
Total recordable occupational illness frequency – contractors0.470.830.330.190.46
Total recordable occupational illness frequency1.150.720.520.160.45
Total recordable injury rate by region10
Overall frequency1.861.801.740.880.90
Total recordable occupational illness frequency by region10
Overall frequency1.150.720.520.160.45
Number of lost days by region13
Training time spent on health and safety by region (hours)14
  1. Data included here includes information relevant to the former Woodside Petroleum Ltd as well as the Woodside Energy Group Ltd for the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023. Data relevant to the assets acquired through the merger with BHP’s petroleum business is reflected from 1 June 2022. Number of lost days by gender and number of recordable occupational illnesses by gender were removed from 2022 onward. Events included in the data table are based on the classification in the event reporting database at the time of reporting.
  2. Wherever possible, hours reported are based on actual hours worked. If actual hours cannot be determined, hours reported are calculated using headcount and nominal working hours per person (ranging from eight hours for office based work to 12 hours for shift work).
  3. Increase in 2022 and 2023 hours due to the merger and an increase in project activity.
  4. Contractor exposure hours, incidents and frequency rates exclude contractors operating within their own health, safety and environment (HSE) management system that has no interfaces with the Woodside HSE management system.
  5. See glossary for definition of high-consequence work-related injury as per GRI 403-9.
  6. Trends in the type of injuries recorded were lacerations, wounds and trauma to soft tissue.
  7. High Potential Incidents (HPIs) are events that had the potential to result in a fatality but did not. HPIs reported include near miss events (i.e, no injuries) and incidents that resulted in injuries (i.e, first aid cases or recordable injuries). HPIs are formally investigated and corrective actions taken.
  8. Trends in the type of illnesses were noise induced hearing loss, psychological and musculoskeletal disorders. Occupational illness data excludes cases of COVID-19 among our employees and contractors. A musculoskeletal illness in 2022 was backdated to an event that occurred in 2019 and is not included in the data table.
  9. Loss of Primary Containment Process Safety Events classified in accordance with American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 754 (API RP 754).
  10. Frequency rates are calculated per million work hours.
  11. Fatality rate is the number of fatalities as a result of work-related injury per million work hours.
  12. The 'Americas' region includes North, South, and Central America.
  13. As a result of lost time injury events.
  14. Reduction in training hours in 2023 is due to consolidation of training courses.
  15. Figures from 2021-2019 only include North America

NPR refers to not previously reported.

n/a Not applicable.