Australia's Respiratory Disease, Hearing Loss Incidence Declining

Safe Work Australia released its Occupational Disease Indicators, 2014 report this month, and it shows encouraging progress in several measures.

Safe Work Australia's new Occupational Disease Indicators, 2014 report contains mostly good news. It showed the rate of workers' compensation claims for noise-induced hearing loss rose from 391 claims per million employees in 2006-07 to 627 in 2009-10 but fell to 540 claims per million employees in 2010-11, the latest year available. Also, the rate of workers' compensation claims for all respiratory diseases fell from 143 per million employees between 2000-01 to 73 in 2010-11, with asbestosis claims significantly down, although asthma claims have remained relatively stable between 2004-05 and 2010-11.

Musculoskeletal disorder claims declined by 31 percent between 2000-01 and 2010-11. In addition, the rate of workers' compensation claims for occupational cancers decreased from a peak of 66 claims per million employees in 2003-04 to a low of 48 in 2008-09 and has remained relatively stable since.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • EHS Management Software Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - March 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • EMPLOYEE TESTING
      The Impact of COVID-19 on Drug Testing
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Preparing for Unpredictable Spring Weather
    • FALL PROTECTION
      Building a Comprehensive Floor Safety Strategy
    • GAS DETECTION
      Gas Hazards and the COVID-19 Vaccine
    View This Issue