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Document ID (ISN)68368
CIS number 97-345
ISSN - Serial title 0005-0180 - Australian Safety News
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McDowall E.
Title Inside stress claims - The Victorian experience
Bibliographic information Sep. 1996, Vol.67, No.8, p.26-31.
Abstract Workers' compensation claims for stress-related illness in Victoria, Australia have increased in recent years. Stress claims accounted for 4.9% of total claims in 1995-96, and were, on average, more costly than most other claims. Most stress claims in Victoria occur in the community services sector, particularly in education, hospitals, and the police and prison services. The nature and causes of occupational stress are discussed, current legislation is outlined, and suggestions for stress management initiatives are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; Victoria; workmen's compensation; mental stress; statistics
Descriptors (secondary) community services; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Workers' compensation
Mental stress and burnout