Work-related diseases

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.

Occupational Disease Indicators, October 2012

Occupational Disease Indicators, April 2010

Occupational Disease Indicators, April 2008

Report on Indicators for Occupational Disease, April 2006

View an analysis of workers’ compensation claims for Mental stress.

Please also view our research reports on specific diseases.

Mental stress

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.

The Incidence of Accepted Workers’ Compensation Claims for Mental Stress.

Mesothelioma

Detailed information on mesothelioma can be found on the mesothlioma page.

Information on Asbestosis can be found in the Asbestos-related Disease Indicators reports.

Asbestos-related Disease Indicators report 2012Asbestos-related Disease Indicators report 2011

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