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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 29 November 2018) . . Page.. 5259 ..


(4) In relation to any student identified in part (3)(c), how many are/were students in (a) learning support units and (b) mainstream classes.

(5) For each of the reported injuries at part (1), how many resulted in (a) time off work and for how long, (b) workers compensation payments and how (i) many are ongoing and (ii) much has been paid, and (c) redeployment within the Directorate or the ACT Public Service into non-teaching roles.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The table below shows the number of incidents reported by teachers in the years 2014 – 2017, and where there was an injury recorded. Note that in mid-2015 the rollout of electronic incident reporting was finalised and in 2016 and 2017 the importance of reporting work health and safety incidents was strongly promoted across the Directorate, resulting in an increase in reporting:

Year

Number of incidents

2014

434

2015

508

2016

694

2017

1286

2) The number of schools that reported one or more of the incidents documented in response to question one is:

Year

Schools

2014

78

2015

80

2016

84

2017

85

(3) (a) the nature of injuries sustained as a result of the incidents documented in response to question one and in each of the years is as follows:

Injury type

2014

2015

2016

2017

Cuts, bruising and other superficial injuries

201

257

357

747

Musculoskeletal disorders

167

177

215

303

Psychological injuries/illnesses

26

34

63

162

Other and unknown injuries

43

42

60

76

(b) the mechanisms of incident related to the incidents documented in the response to question one are:

Mechanism of incident

2014

2015

2016

2017

Being hit by moving objects

216

295

449

902

Slips, trips and falls

103

80

101

134

Mental stress

22

31

53

143

Body stressing

41

56

46

45

Hitting objects with part of the body

32

29

26

30

Other

23

19

20

34


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