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.
Date published: October 2011
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.
Date published: September 2011
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.
Date published: June 2011
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.
Date published: March 2011
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.
Date published: November 2010
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.
Date published: October 2010
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.
Date published: September 2010
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.
Date published: May 2010
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.
Date published: January 2010