Strains are the biggest in victoria

Thursday, 25 December, 2003

Workplace injuries, strains and sprains caused by lifting are the biggest cause of Worksafe claims in Victoria.

In 2001-2002, claims reported from strain and sprain injuries were 17,895 or about 56.1 per cent of all workplace injuries and claims from injuries caused by manual handling were 15,297 for the same period, or 47.9 per cent of workplace injuries.

Lifting, or incorrect lifting, has become a major workplace issue in the past 10 years and about 15,000 overall injuries attributed to lifting are reported in Victoria.

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