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Document ID (ISN)65156
CIS number 95-1708
ISBN(s) 0-644-35292-2
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cole B., Foley G.
National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (Worksafe Australia)
Title Occupational health and safety performance overviews, selected industries. Issue No.5 - Clothing and footwear industry
Bibliographic information Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia, May 1995. viii, 26p. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract This report highlights potential safety and health problem areas in the Australian clothing and footwear industry. The statistics of injury and disease are based on workers' compensation data and are analyzed by occupation, age group, sex, the nature, bodily location, mechanism and agency of the injury or disease and by time of accident. Data on compensation costs by State and Territory are included. Areas of concern are machine operations, muscular stress during manual handling, falls associated with hazardous indoor traffic areas and noise.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Australia; occupational diseases; shoe industry; statistics; injuries; clothing industry; knitting, hosiery weaving
Descriptors (secondary) time of accident; types of accident; workmen's compensation; causes of accidents; location of injury; cost of accidents; cost of diseases; frequency rates; age-linked differences
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Clothing and finished textile products industry