The Australian transport and logistics industry is a diverse industry encompassing drivers, logistics, storage and warehousing workers, managers and executives. Transport workers are subject to a unique set of health risks in their working environment, including sedentary jobs, long working hours and shift work, isolation, fatigue and sleep deprivation among others.
This report, the second from the Driving Health
study, presents findings from analysis of national workers’ compensation claims data in order to:
- Describe the geographic distribution of work-related injury and disease in Australian truck drivers.
- Describe the nature, extent and impact of work-related injury and disease in Australian truck drivers by age, socioeconomic status and employer size.
- Compare rates of compensated work-related fatality in truck drivers to other workers in Australia.