This report provides updated statistics on hospitalisations among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to injury. The report highlights specific areas of disadvantage in comparison with non-Indigenous people with respect to the types and causes of injury requiring hospitalisation.
This strategy document sets out the New Zealand government’s vision for improving health and safety at work across New Zealand over the next ten years.
This report examines routinely collected national data on injury cases that attended a public hospital emergency department in Australia in 2013–14 and describes and illustrates possible applications of the data for injury surveillance.
This report provides an overview of cases admitted to hospital with an electrical injury or a fatal electrical injury in Australia between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2016
Mandatory helmet laws, originally supported by Bicycle Network, were introduced in Australia in the 1990s. However, after a 14-month policy review, the network has decided to call for change.
This inquiry was initiated to examine options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation, including support after return to work, with particular reference to the interaction of Income Protection (IP) insurance and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance with State, Territory,...
In 2015–16, there were an estimated 18,746 new hip fractures in Australia, a crude rate of 199 hip fractures per 100,000 population aged 45 and over. This represents a decline in the rate of hip fractures over time, suggesting that measures to reduce risk factors...
This report provides a comprehensive summary of the 2018 National Return to Work survey responses. The survey is undertaken on a biannual basis and compares the return to work experiences and outcomes of injured workers against a number of variables, including returning to work, workplace...
This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries...
The human impact of an industrial death is catastrophic and far-reaching. For the families and friends of those individuals killed at work, the terrible and profound human cost and associated consequences they must suffer is lifelong.
This report focuses on trends in deaths due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999–00 to 2014–15. Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were generally at least twice as high as rates for non-Indigenous Australians over the period from 2001–02 to 2014–15.
The Return to Work Act 2014 established a scheme to support workers and employers when a work injury occurs. An independent review of the Act must be carried out after three years of its commencement. This report is the result of that review.
This fact sheet focuses on hospitalised cases where a person was injured in an unintentional crash involving types of transport that operate on land.
This report shows that the rate of hospitalised injury cases in Australia rose between 1999–00 and 2014–15 by an average of 1% per year. In 2014–15, case numbers and rates were higher for males than females for all age groups up to 60–64, and higher...
This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2002–03 to 2014–15. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.
Transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work than any other Australian worker, according to this research. Train drivers, in particular, are thirty times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.
This research looked at 200 fatal crashes where seat belts were not worn. It showed that 75% of victims were male and that young New Zealanders were over-represented.
The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.