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Tuesday, 18 October 1983
Page: 1887

Question No. 341


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 23 August 1983:

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


Dr Blewett —The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

105 claims for compensation as a result of repetitive strain injury were made on my Department during the years 1978 to 1983 inclusive. An analysis of the claims is shown below.

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Total

Number claims 4 2 11 17 34 37 105 Number settled 4 2 10 16 31 18 81 Number outstanding . . . . 1 1 3 19 24 Sex-

Male . . . . 1 . . 1 3 5 Female 4 2 10 17 33 34 100 Type of work-

Keyboard 4 1 9 16 31 29 86 Clerical . . 1 2 . . 6 4 13 Collating forms . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 Handling . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 Driving manual vehicle . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1 Cooking . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 Gardening . . . . . . . . . . 1 1