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National data set for compensation-based statistics / National Occupational Health and Safety Commission
Bib ID 1664388
Format BookBook
Edition 2nd ed. 
Description Sydney : the Commission, 1999 
viii, 30 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0642399638
Summary

From its establishment, the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) has been concerned to ensure relevant, timely and comparable national statistics on occupational health and safety (OHS) are available. Therefore, in 1986 NOHSC undertook an investigation of potential data sources. Following this investigation it was determined that State and Territory workers' compensation systems offered the best data source for facilitating improvements in OHS in terms of scope and coverage considerations, ease of collection and cost. Since workers' compensation has always been the responsibility of the States and Territories, claims legislation was not consistent across Australia and, therefore, the resultant statistics were not collected in a comparable way. To overcome this lack of uniformity in data collection, a national data set for compensation-based statistics was developed. Following a series of consultative meetings, the National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics (NDS) was endorsed by NOHSC in 1987. This original NDS listed a standard set of data items, concepts and definitions for inclusion in workers' compensation systems operating in Australia. Its primary purpose was to enable the production of national and nationally comparable workers' compensation-based data. Since its release, the NDS has been implemented in workers' compensation-based collections administered by State, Territory and Commonwealth agencies. A review of the NDS had been planned to be undertaken by NOHSC five years after implementation in the various jurisdictions. This was to enable data items, concepts and definitions to be adjusted to take account of difficulties and ambiguities revealed once the system was in place and to reflect changes in the types of uses made of the data. The Industry Commission, in its inquiries into workers' compensation and OHS in Australia in the mid 1990s, had also identified a review as being of high priority. The review was deferred to ensure it encompassed the OHS data needs emerging from the Comparative Performance Monitoring project of the Labour Ministers' Council for which workers' compensation-based statistics are currently the major component. These data needs became clearer in 1998 and the review incorporated these. This second edition of the NDS represents the outcome of the review and the changes to the parameters of the original NDS, the results of which are expected to be incorporated in jurisdictions' systems from 1 July 2000. It is intended that the NDS parameters be reviewed more regularly in the future to ensure they remain relevant while also maintaining data comparability over time.s: w

Full contents
  • Chapter 1. Objectives and uses of the national data set
  • Analysis and dissemination
  • ch. 2. Concepts and methods for collecting data
  • Scope
  • Unit of enumeration
  • Status of the claim
  • Period of enumeration
  • Basis of recording
  • Date of extraction
  • Updating of cases
 
Notes

"May 1999"

"AustInfo cat. no. 98 16137"

Also available on the Internet at: http://www.nohsc.gov.au

Subjects Industrial accidents -- Australia.  |  Industrial statistics -- Australia.  |  Industrial hygiene -- Australia.  |  Industrial safety -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Australia. National Occupational Health and Safety Commission
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 1999. 

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