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Tuesday, 11 October 1983
Page: 1608

Question No. 342


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 23 August 1983:

Is the Minister able to provide an analysis of claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injury in the Minister's Department for each of the years 1978 to 1983.


Mr Barry Jones —The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The table below sets out claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injuries for the years 1978 to 1983:

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES FOR THE YEARS 1978 TO 1983

Number accepted

or not accepted

Sex of claimant

Number Not

Year

of claims Accepted accepted Male Female Type of work performed resulting in injury

1978 2 2 . . 1 1 Lifting tea trolley

Lifting drum of rock samples

1979 2 2 . . 2 . . Fell on elbow

Pulling heavy trolley

1980 1 1 . . . . 1 Excessive typing

1981 2 2 . . 2 . . Vigorous wrist and arm movement during solvement extraction

Lifting files

1982 6 6 . . 1 5 Typing

Continual lifting

2 accounting machine operation

VDU operation

Using manual calculating machine

1983 7 7 . . 3 4 Using mechanical equipment on truck

Using maual calculating machine

Removing moulds from lead pots

Use of tongs to transfer weights to a furnace

Steno-secretarial duties

Typing duties

Data processing operation