12 Dec 2019
This report provides a detailed examination of the causes, impacts and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). It outlines current knowledge of WMSD hazards and risk factors, statistics on incidence and impact, and a review of WMSD interventions in Australia and internationally. The report was prepared by researcher...
20 May 2019
28 Nov 2017
24 Aug 2016
This report provides statistics on workers’ compensation claims that involved musculoskeletal disorders.
12 Aug 2016
The extended Australian Work Exposures Study (AWES–2) investigated self-reported work-related exposures to agents that cause or aggravate asthma. This summary describes the results of a national, population-based survey of Australian workers to examine the prevalence of exposures to asthmagens at work. Audience Work health an...
15 Mar 2012
This report, the first from the occupational skin disease database, can be considered a preliminary description of the working population and substances associated with occupational skin disease in Australia. It consists of an analysis of 18 years of patch testing data from a Victorian tertiary referral clinic that specialises in...
4 Mar 2011
Biomechanical demands such as repetitive hand or arm movements, lifting heavy loads or working in awkward postures contribute to the development or worsening of inflammatory or degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. However, little is known about patterns of exposure to different biomechanical demands and how they relate to the...
1 Aug 2009
This report analyses the effect on work-related injury rates of working under various employment arrangements such as working part-time, working as a casual, being self-employed and undertaking contract work.
Safe Work Australia uses workers' compensation data as its main source of information on work-related injuries. This report compares the information from the work-related injuries survey with information published from the compensation data.
1 May 2008
TOOCS3.0 is designed primarily for use in the coding of workers’ compensation claims, but it can also be used by employers in the workplace. It continues to allow for the addition of more detailed and specific codes where so desired by the use of an additional digit to the classification. Erratum (June 2009) Type of Occurrence...
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