When talking about an issue as sensitive as work-related death, it is easy to overlook the importance of data. Researchers studied the data relating to work-related fatalities in Victoria in order to identify significant patterns in work-related deaths, paving the way for changes that will make our workplaces safer.

Work-related fatalities: Suicide and work related stress Research Report

An overview of all Victorian suicides associated with work-related stress between July 2000 and December 2008 that have been closed by the coroner, with recommendations for prevention.

Authors: Routley, V; Davis, M; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; suicide; prevention

Date published: October 2011

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Work-related fatalities: Tractor rollover fatalities Research Report

Tractors are associated with more fatalities than any other piece of machinery in agriculture, with tractor rollovers being a frequent mechanism. Tractor fatalities between 1985 and 2010 and the impact of the Rollover protection structures (ROPS) retrofitting legislation was investigated.

Authors: Jones, C; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; workplace safety

Date published: September 2011

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Work-related fatalities: Pedestrian fatalities in workplaces Research Report

Pedestrian fatalities occurring in workplaces are potential y preventable fatalities that have been under examined. This study identified 88 pedestrian fatalities reported to coroners in Australia and examines the chain of events leading to these deaths, and proposes potential interventions.

Authors: Kitching, F; Jones, C; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; workplace risk; workplace safety

Date published: June 2011

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Work-related fatalities: Suicide following work-related injury Research Report

This report provides an overview of all Victorian suicides between July 2000 and December 2008 recorded on the Victorian Work Related Fatalities Database that have an association with work related injury. The authors develop a model for pathways from injury to suicide, and identify potential intervention points.

Authors: Routley, V; Davis, M; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; suicide; workplace injury; workplace stress

Date published: March 2011

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Work-related fatalities: Caught-in-machinery fatalities Research Report

This report addresses work-related deaths attributed to being caught-in-machinery. It covers deaths recorded in Australia between 2000 and 2010, and includes a review of the scope of caught-in-machinery deaths, review and analysis of caught-in-machinery deaths in Australia, and analysis of prevention opportunities.

Authors: Jones, C; Kitching, F; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; workplace risk; prevention

Date published: November 2010

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Work-related fatalities: Work-related suicide stressors Research Report

A review of all Victorian suicides between July 2000 and December 2007 recorded on the Victorian Work Related Fatalities Database that have an association with work stressors.

Authors: Routley, V; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; suicide; workplace stress

Date published: October 2010

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Work-related fatalities: Out-of-vehicle truck driving fatalities Research Report

Truck drivers being killed while out of their vehicle undertaking related tasks is an under recognised source of potentially preventable fatalities in Australia. Non-crash fatalities represent approximately 25% of work-related deaths in the road freight transport industry, however out-of-vehicle fatalities are drawn from a broader occupational mix than the road freight transport industry alone.

Authors: Jones, C; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; prevention

Date published: September 2010

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Work-Related Fatalities Database report: July 2000–December 2009 Research Report

Overview and analysis of records in the Work-Related Fatality Database, July 2000—December 2009. Includes a broad outline of the extent of work-related fatalities in Victoria, the nature of these fatalities, and the common risks/factors contributing to them.

Keywords: work-related death; workplace risk

Date published: May 2010

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Work-related fatalities: Overview of work-related suicide Research Report

Suicide is a very large public health problem (greater than the road toll). The direct and indirect links between suicide and work are more clearly defined in current research than has previously been the case in Victoria. This report is an overview of work related suicide cases recorded in the Victorian Work Related Fatality Database.

Authors: Routley, V; Ozanne-Smith, J

Keywords: work-related death; suicide

Date published: January 2010

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