The project's initial phase of consultation and collecting data included:

  • analysing workers compensation claims
  • contacting 109 PCBUs and 623 workers who had submitted a claim for workers compensation for a body stressing injury (between July 2013 and December 2014 — inviting them to be part of the research project and help WorkSafe identify key issues in the sector)

WorkSafe Tasmania thanks all PCBUs and workers who gave their time and shared their thoughts on how to manage the growing problem of body stressing injuries in this sector.

Research work and a comprehensive report was prepared by Jeffrey HR on behalf of WorkSafe Tasmania. A summary of this research is provided below.