Hazard

Hazard is VISU's bi-annual publication. It has been a popular and important vehicle for the widespread and timely dissemination of injury prevention information for more than 20 years. Issues reviewed in Hazard are chosen because of a combination of the severity, frequency and preventability of the injury type and government and community interest in the topic. Hazard also highlights emerging injury issues.

You can view Hazard issues below, or you can search the issues by topic.

Issues

Edition 76, Spring 2013 - A settings-based analysis of injury data in Victoria [14 MB]

Edition 75, Autumn 2013 - Consumer product-related injury: trampolines, bunk beds, button batteries [8.46MB]

Edition 74, Summer 2012 - Adult sports injury hospitalisations in 16 sports: the football codes, other team ball sports, team bat and stick sports and racquet sports [2.7MB]

Edition 73, Winter 2011 - Assault-related injury among young people aged 15-34 years that occurred in public places: deaths and hospital-treated injury [3.5MB]

Edition 72, Summer 2011 - Traffic-related pedestrian injury in Victoria (2): fatal injury [1.3MB]

Edition 71, Winter 2010 - Traffic-related pedestrian injury in Victoria (1): hospital-treated injury [930KB]

Edition 70, Summer 2009/10 - The impact of area socioeconomic inequity on serious injury in Victoria [763KB]

Edition 69, Summer 2009 - Unintentional dog bit injury in Victoria: 2005-7 [837 KB]

Edition 68, Spring 2008 - Preventing unintentional farm injury [762KB]

Edition 67, Summer 2008 - Preventing injury in Victorian seniors aged 65 years and older [670KB]

Edition 66, Spring 2007 - Injury in snow and ice sports [844KB]

Edition 65, Autumn 2007 - Preventing unintentional injury in Victorian children aged 0-14 years: a call to action [1.4MB]

Edition 64, Spring 2006 - On- and off-road motorcycling injury in Victoria [2.8MB]

Edition 63, Winter 2006 - Consumer product-related injury (3): Injury related to the use of ladders; Vehicle jack injuries [534KB]

Edition 62, Summer 2006 - Consumer product-related injury (2): Injury related to the use of motorised mobility scooters [458KB]

Edition 61, Spring 2005 - Consumer product-related injury (1): playground equipment and trampolines [385KB]

Edition 60, Winter 2005 - Unintentional asphyxia (choking, suffocation and strangulation) in children aged 0-14 years [350KB]

Edition 59, Preventing home fall injuries: structural and design issues and solutions; Preventing hand entrapment injury from doors, Summer 2005 [540KB]

Edition 58, Overview of unintentional hospital-treated work injury, Victoria 1999-2002, Winter 2004 [930KB]

Edition 57, Unintentional burns and scalds in vulnerable populations: the very young and the very old, Victoria July 2001 to June 2003 [2.6MB]

Edition 56, Boating-related sports and recreational injury, Victoria July 2000 to June 2000; Injury in surf sports [1MB]

Edition 55, Winter 2003 - Local government enforcement of private swimming pool safety regulations - survey of council building surveyors/inspectors; Assaultive cutting and piercing injury [1.2MB]

Edition 54, Autumn 2003 - Injury profile, Victoria 2001 [3 MB]

Edition 53, Summer 2003 - Injury to children aged 5-15 years at school [1.4MB]

Edition 52, Spring 2002 - Unintentional cutting and piercing injury in the home + Supplement [36KB]- Safety tips for operation of power tools, knives and lawn mowers [1.4MB]

Edition 51, Winter 2002 - Preventing injury in sport and active recreation [6.5 MB]

Edition 50, Autumn 2002 - 'The 50th issue of Hazard, a celebration of VISAR's achievements' [560KB]

Edition 49, Summer 2001/02 - 'Socio-economic status and injury' [3 MB]  [zipped version 1.9MB]

Edition 48, September 2001 - 'Best buys in fall injury prevention' [480KB]

Edition 47, June 2001 - 'Effectiveness of regulation in injury prevention' [240KB]

Edition 46, March 2001 - 'A profile of injuries to Victorian residents by broad geographic region' [600KB]

Edition 45, December 2000 - 'Prevention of falls injuries among older community-dwelling Victorians' [240KB]

Edition 44, September 2000 - 'Child fall injuries: an overview' [330KB]

Edition 43, June 2000 - Elastic luggage straps, Vaporiser units, ICD-10-AM (classification) [330KB]

Edition 42, March 2000 - 'Trampoline injuries', 'Shopping trolley update' [410KB]

Edition 41, December 1999 - 'Injuries associated with do-it-yourself maintenance activities'; 'Towards reducing motor vehicle exhaust gas suicide' [600KB]

Edition 40, September 1999 - 'A decade of Victorian injury surveillance' [390KB]

Edition 39, June 1999 - 'Adult poisoning overview - Victoria' [360KB]

Edition 38, March 1999 - 'Coronial Data: a comprehensive overview' [370KB]

Edition 37, December 1998 - 'Nursery furniture injuries'  [350KB] (see also Keeping Baby Safe. A guide to nursery furniture (MCCA site)

Edition 36, September 1998 - 'Trends in road traffic fatality and injury in Victoria' [830KB]

Edition 35, June 1998 - 'Venomous bites and stings' [730KB]

Edition 34, March 1998 - 'Enforcing legislative & regulatory injury prevention strategies' [750KB]

Edition 33, December 1997 - 'Unintentional Farm Injury' [770KB]

Edition 32, September 1997 - 'Safe Home Design' [830KB]

Edition 31, June 1997 which covers 'Recreational injury to older children (10-14 year olds)' [640KB]

Edition 30, March 1997 which covers 'Injury surveillance developments - towards 2000'; 'Update on unintentional drowning'; and 'Baseball injuries' [670KB]

Edition 29, December 1996 covers 'Childhood injuries from playground equipment' and 'Child resistant cigarette lighters: a success story' [550KB]

Edition 28, September 1996 covers 'Childhood domestic chemical and plant poisonings' and 'Power saw related injury' [550KB]

Edition 27, June 1996 covers 'Poisonings in early childhood' [330KB]

Edition 26, March 1996 - 'VISS goes electronic: second generation injury surveillance' and 'Dog bites' [890KB]

Edition 25, December 1995 - 'Translating injury surveillance to prevention: an update' [1MB]

Edition 24, September 1995 - 'Product related injuries: tractors, escalators' [690KB]

Edition 23, June 1995 covers 'Horse related injuries' [760KB]

Edition 22, March 1995 - 'Product related injuries - a selection' [650KB]

Edition 21, December 1994 - 'Domestic violence'; 'Smoking related injuries' [730KB]

Edition 20, September 1994 - 'Non-traffic motor vehicle related injuries'; 'Injuries and vehicle damage in off-street parking areas'; 'This risk of baby walkers: an update' [770KB]

Edition 19, June 1994 - 'Injuries among older people'; 'Injury hospitalisations and deaths' [800KB]

Edition 18, March 1994 - 'Work related injuries'; 'Dishwasher machine detergents - update'; 'VISS data information requests' [460KB]

Special edition, February 1994 - 'Injury surveillance and prevention in the Latrobe Valley' (See also Report No. 114) [320KB]

Edition 17, December 1993 - 'Work related injuries'; 'Victorian work-related fatalities 1989/90' [470KB]

Edition 16, September 1993 - 'The safety of babywalkers'; 'Injuries in child care settings' [290KB]

Edition 15, July 1993 - 'Adult sports injury'; 'Rollerblading injuries' [440KB]

Edition 14, March 1993 - 'Home Injuries' [270KB]

Edition 13, December 1992 - 'Trampoline injuries; 'Intentional injury' [390KB]

Edition 12, September 1992 - 'Burns prevention'; 'Dog bite injuries' [350KB]

Edition 11, June 1992 - 'Victorian injury deaths and the potential for prevention' [290KB]

Edition 10, March 1992 - 'School injuries' [300KB]

Special edition, March 1992 - 'Injury surveillance in the Latrobe Valley' [140KB]

Edition 9, December 1991 - 'Sports injuries in children - the five most commonly presented sports', 'VISS in the Latrobe Valley - the first three months', Exercise cycle update' [360KB]

Edition 8 - October 1991 - 'Sport related injuries - an overview', 'Injuries in the first year of life', 'Update of head injuries to bicyclists', 'VISS Activities' [170KB]

Edition 7 - June 1991 - 'Horse related injuries'; 'Update on pool drownings and isolation fences'; 'Update head injuries to bicyclists'; 'Domestic architectural glass injuries' [380KB]

Edition 6 - December 1990 - 'Bicycle related injuries' [870KB]

Edition 5 - May 1990 - 'Drownings and near-drownings at home'; 'Kambrook urns and burns'; 'Exercise bikes are not toys' [320KB]

Edition 4 - November 1989 - 'Drug Safety & Poison Control' [310KB]

Edition 3 - June 1989 - 'Scalds'; 'Dogs'; 'Playground Equipment' [140KB]

Edition 2 - December 1988 - 'VISS is born'; 'Skateboard injuries'; et. al. [480KB]

Edition 1 - July 1988 - 'Victoria's Injury Surveillance System' [200KB]