Australian Safety and Compensation Council

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ASCC
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16 March 2009

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.

24 January 2009

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.

24 January 2009

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.

1 December 2008

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.

23 September 2008

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.

8 September 2008

This report shows 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.

8 September 2008

The focus on obesity in Australia to date has largely concentrated on public health outcomes with little attention being paid to obesity as a workplace concern.

29 July 2008

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.

29 July 2008

This report is the result of a comprehensive review of the available Australian and international literature, presenting the microeconomic framework and different methodologies for valuing life.

25 April 2008

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.