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Reducing Risk In Workplace Vehicles

Quayle, DJ, Forder, LE



The Australian Safety and Compensation Council workers' compensation statistics indicate that vehicle accidents remained the most common cause of injury for the 2004-05 year, accounting for forty-one percent of all compensated fatalities [1]. In 2003-04 vehicle accidents made up thirty-five percent of claims and thirty-four percent in 2002-03, indicating that workers? compensations claims from vehicle accidents are increasing [2]. In addition, although the national road toll has been steadily decreasing since 2000, work related road fatalities have remained at the same level since 2002 and the number of heavy vehicle fatalities has been steadily increasing [3].