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Injury statistics for waterproofer

The image below shows the most common injuries experienced by workers in this industry. Click on the circles to access more information about the injury statistics and practical solutions for making your workplace healthier and safer.

Depicts the most common injuries and hazards hotspots on the human body
Back
Hand, fingers and thumb
Eye
Knee
Shoulder
Ankle
Lower leg
 

 

Injury statistics for waterproofer
% of total injuries Body part Description of most prevalent injuries and causes
20%

Back

Traumatic injuries to joints and ligaments from lifting, carrying and putting down materials

18%

Hand, fingers and thumbs

Laceration and open wound caused by hitting with knives, drills or abrasive tools

9%

Eye

Eye injury from being hit by moving fragments

8%

Knee

Muscle and joint sprains and strains from slips and trips from uneven surfaces

5%

Shoulder

Muscle and joint sprains and strains from handling shovel and spades (not lifting, putting down)

4%

Ankle

Muscle and joint sprains and strains from slips and trips from uneven surfaces

3%

Lower leg

Lacerations and open wounds from being hit by sheet metal

Source: Queensland Employee Injury Database. Data current as at Oct 2009 and is subject to change over time. Based on accepted workers' compensation claims, excluding commuting claims, between 2000-01 and 2007-08.


Last updated 07 October 2011