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Tuesday, 8 November 1983
Page: 2443

Question No. 350


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister for Aviation, 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 Beazley —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

No. of No. No. No. Sex of

out- dis- claim-

Type of

Year

claims settled standing allowed ant

of work

A. Department of Aviation

1978 1 1 . . Male

Prolonged use of screwdriver

1979 3 3 . . 1 x Male

Prolonged use of pick and shovel

2 x Female

Typing duties

1980 7 7 . . 3 x Female

Typing duties

1 x Female

Data processing Operator

Duties

1 x Female

Fast arm movements due to excessive writing

1 x Female

Excessive use of calculator and writing

1 x Male

Printing Duties and crouching over bench from stool

1981 6 4 1 x Female

Typing/keyboard duties

1 x Female

ledger machine operations

1 x Female

Filing documents in metal trays

1 x Female

Collating duties

1 1 x Male

Repetitive writing on carbon copy paper

1 1 x Female

Teleprinter duties

1982 3 3 . . . . 1 x Female

Typing duties

1 x Female

Using press for microfiche mountings

1 x Male

Prolonged hammering of steel

1983 5 1 1 x Female

Data processing duties

4 2 x Female

Typing duties

1 x Female

Bending and kneeling while filing

1 x Male

Excessive use of arm in picking up telephone.

B. Australian National Airlines Commission (TAA)

1978 5 5 . . . . 3 x Male

Lifting

1 x Male

Pushing

1 x Male

Constant kneeling

1979 5 5 . . . . 1 x Male

Pushing

1 x Male

Lifting

1 x Male

Using Scissors

1 x Female

Lifting

1 x Female

Accounting Machine Operation

1980 6 6 . . . . 3 x Female

Pushing

2 x Male

Lifting

1 x Male

Constant kneeling

1981 10 10 . . . . 6 x Male

Lifting

1 x Male

Pushing

1 x Male

Stapling

1 x Male

Keyboard Operations

1 x Female

Keyboard Operations

1982 8 8 . . . . 3 x Male

Lifting

4 x Female

Lifting

1 x Female

Comptometer Operations

1983 3 3 . . . . 1 x Male

Lifting

1 x Male

Using handtool (crowbar)

1 x Female

Keyboard Operations

C. Qantas Airways Ltd

1978 Nil 1979 Nil 1980 1 1 . . . . Female

Punch Operator

1981 Nil 1982 1 1 . . . . Female

VDU Operator

1983 8 8 . . . . 6 x Female

Clerical duties

1 x Male

Clerical duties

1 x Male

Engineering duties