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Are people with disability at risk at work? A review of the evidence

8 Sep 2008
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This report shows that workers with a disability are not an increased occupational health and safety risk. The research findings suggest that workers with a disability have on average, a lower number of OHS incidents and have lower workers’ compensation costs, in comparison to other employees. Contrary to common perceptions by employers that people with disability pose an increased OHS risk in their workplace, this research shows that the opposite is true.

 

The Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) undertook research in response to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission's WORKability1:Barriers report as part of its comprehensive research programme.

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2008
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