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Personal injuries
Wounds and injuries
Journal article

A comparison of inspection practices within the construction industry between the Danish and Swedish work environment authorities

Denmark has a 39% higher rate of fatal occupational injuries within construction than Sweden. The aim of the study was to describe and compare the inspection practices, within the construction industry, between the Danish and Swedish Work Environment Authorities.
Policy report

Better than cure: injury prevention policy

Although the United Kingdom has been a world leader in injury prevention policy, austerity and a lack of strategy have hampered further improvement. This report argues that the goal of injury prevention policy should not be to engender a risk-averse society, but quite the opposite...

WorkSafe 2: Follow-up investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims

This investigation looked at the compensation and support provided to people injured at work in Victoria, particularly those with complex injuries. This follows an earlier investigation by the Ombudsman in 2016, which found the scheme had failed some particularly vulnerable people.

Injury mortality and socioeconomic influence in Australia 2015–16

This report examines the associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and injury mortality in Australia and looked at the effects of SES on injury deaths by age group, by sex and by a selection of external causes of injury.

Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 2007–08 to 2016–17

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia, for the 10-year period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2017. The annual number of cases rose from about 400,000 to 530,000 during this period.

Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2007–08 to 2016–17

This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall-related injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2007–08 to 2016–17. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.
Journal article

Migrants and disability following injury: findings from a prospective study in New Zealand

Despite having accessed healthcare services for their injury, migrants (compared with non‐migrants) had higher risks of disability at least in the first three months post‐injury. This article argues that interventions should be focused during this critical period on identified key predictors to promote faster recovery...
Discussion paper

Implementing the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015: better regulation

Reforming the health and safety regulations is part of the work to address the issues identified by both the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy and the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety.

Hospitalised injury and socioeconomic influence in Australia 2015–16

This report examined the associations between socioeconomic status and injury morbidity in Australia and looked at the effects of SES on hospitalised injury cases by age, sex, Indigenous status, and by a selection of external causes of injury.
Briefing paper

Quad bike safety: final recommendation to the minister

On 31 August 2017, the Australian Ministers for Consumer Affairs agreed to ‘support all steps necessary to expedite the regulatory impact assessment process and any other safety measures necessary to introduce a consumer safety quad bike rating system and a safety standard’. This ACCC report...