This report and four case studies for the ambulance, fire, hospital and funeral occupations, follows up on the previously released scoping paper on the implications of overweight and obesity for workplace health and safety and workers' compensation.
Anthropometric data are the measurements of the human body form used by designers to represent the human shape and size in the design of workplaces. This report investigates the data being used by designers of workplace equipment and products and assesses whether this data reflects the contemporary Australian workforce.
This report describes the differences in perceived occupational hazards for rural (or remote) and metropolitan nurses that were found in the 2007 survey in order to inform and facilitate effective policy formulation and OHS intervention.
The project set out to identify the socio-economic conditions and the disincentives people with disabilities (in particular those with work related disabilities) face in the Australian labour market, using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.
Codes of practice and guidance material fulfill important roles in Australia and New Zealand under their respective regulatory regimes. The principal aim of this report was to review key characteristics that determine the efficacy of OHS codes of practice and guidance materials and, in so doing, fill some gaps in the knowledge base about them.
The National Code aims to encourage a nationally consistent approach to legislation and guidance material to prevent fatalities and injuries among those who work with and around tilt-up and precast concrete elements.
This paper reports on the number and incidence rates of new cases and deaths from mesothelioma by both age and sex. In addition, trends over time have been reported from 1982 to 2004 for the number of new cases, and from 1997 to 2005 for the number of deaths.