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Work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths impose both direct costs and indirect costs on employers, workers and the community. The cost of Work–related Injury and Illness for Australian Employers, Workers and the Community: 2012-13 estimates these costs.

Using a methodology developed and applied in 2004 by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC), the report estimates that the total economic cost for the 2012–13 financial year was $61.8 billion, representing 4.1 per cent of GDP for the same period.

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