Information on diseases for which workers’ compensation has been paid can be found in the Compendium of Workers’ Compensation Statistics
Safe Work Australia is currently focussing on eight occupational diseases: respiratory disease; occupational cancers; contact dermatitis; infectious and parasitic diseases; cardiovascular disease; musculoskeletal disorders; mental disorders; and noise-induced hearing loss. Reports are compiled every two years showing information on the incidence of these diseases.
View an analysis of workers’ compensation claims for Mental stress.
Please also view our research reports on specific diseases.
Safe Work Australia has released its first report on work-related mental stress and its associated costs based on an analysis of Australian workers’ compensation claims data from 2008-09 to 2010-11. The report includes comparisons of rates of mental stress claims across industry sectors and occupations for male and female workers but does not distinguish between public and private sector workers.
Detailed information on mesothelioma can be found on the mesothlioma page.
Information on Asbestosis can be found in the Asbestos-related Disease Indicators reports.
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