Injury by topic

Hazard is the quarterly journal of the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) (formerly VISAR). Information about injuries and their prevention is disseminated through this publication. The issues reviewed in Hazard are chosen because of a combination of the severity, frequency and preventability of the injury type.

If you would like more information about Hazard, please contact Karen Ashby on (03) 9905 1805 (fax: (03) 9905 1809).

Links in the index below will take you to the appropriate issue of Hazard in Adobe .pdf format.  You can also browse the Hazard index by issue.  Other sources of information, such as MUARC reports on specific injury topics, are also listed below.

Subject Index

TOPIC Hazard edition [pdf] MUARC reports Other
Animal related injury      
  - dog bite 3, 12, 25, 26, 34, 69   - Injury Prevention 2001;7: 321-6
  - magpie    

VISU Fact Sheet

Asphyxia 60    
Burns 3, 12, 21, 25, 29, 57    
Child care settings 16, 29    
Consumer products 61, 75 83, 162, 168

Consumer product safety websites

http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content
/index.phtml/itemId/970225

http://www.cpsc.gov/
  - bunk beds 11, 14, 44, 50,75 123  
  - elastic luggage straps 43  

VISU Fact Sheet

  - escalators 24    
  - fireworks 47   - Injury Prevention 1998;4:272-274
  - ladders 41, 63    
  - needlestick /syringe 11, 17, 25    
  - nursery furniture 14, 16, 20, 25, 34, 37, 44   Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Guide to Nursery Furniture
  - shopping trolleys 22, 25, 42   VISU Fact Sheet
  - televisions     VISU Fact Sheet
  - umbrellas     VISU Fact Sheet
  - vapouriser units 43   VISU Fact Sheet
Cutting and piercing 52, 55 158  
Deaths from injury 11, 38, 54, 72    
Drowning/near drowning /diving 2, 5, 7, 30, 34, 55  
- Family friendly beaches
Falls (see listings of specific products associated with falls) 44, 45, 48, 59, 65, 67    
Farm 30, 33, 68 96, 148
RIRDC 99/126
- MIRI research projects
  - tractor 24, 33, 47 155  
Finger jams 10, 14, 16, 25, 32, 50, 51, 59   - Injury Prevention 2004;10:280-286
Home injury 14, 32, 59, 65 158  
  - do-it-yourself maintenance 41   - Brochure
  - domestic glass 7, 22, 25, 52    
Intentional injury 38, 46, 49, 55    
  - assult in public places 73    
  - car exhaust gassing suicides 11, 20, 25, 41 139  
  - cutting and piercing 55    
  - domestic violence 21, 30 63  
Older persons 19, 45, 48, 50, 62, 67 57, 118, 162  
Playground equipment 3, 10, 14, 16, 25, 29, 44, 51, 61, 65   VISU Fact Sheet
Poisoning      - Injury Prevention 1999;5:31-35
  - drugs and medication 2, 4, 27, 39, 47 193  
  - other poisoning agents 6, 10, 18, 28 139  
  - venomous bites /stings 35   VISU Fact Sheet
Power tools      
  - chainsaws 22    
  - cutting piercing 52    
  - DIY 41 Prevention of injuries associated with DIY - Brochure
  - lawn mowers 22, 52   VISU Fact Sheet
  - power saws 28, 52    
Regional profiles 46, 54    
  - Hume   95, 131 - Injury Prevention 2002;8:18-22
  - Latrobe Valley 9, sp1, sp2 113, 114, 151, 190 - Injury Prevention  2001;7:66-69
School injury 10, 29, 53    
Socio-economic status and injury 49, 70    
Sports  8, 9, 15, 30, 51, 66 Sports injury countermeasure reports   
  - baseball     - Brochure
  - basketball 51   - Brochure
  - boating related 56  

Marine Safety in Victoria 2008-2009 – VISU research report

Marine Safety in Victoria 2007-2008 – VISU research report

Follow up of hospital treated boating injury – VISU research report

Follow up of hospital treated boating injury: the longer term effects – VISU research report

Review of the literature  – VISU research report

  - cricket 51   - Brochure
  - cycling (incl. BMX) 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 31, 34, 44, 51, 65 2, 32, 45, 51, 59, 64, 75, 76 - IP abstract
  - exercise equipment 5, 9, 50   

VISU Fact Sheet -exercise bikes

VISU Fact Sheet - treadmills

  - football (AFL) 51   - Brochure
  - golf     - Brochure
  - hockey     - Brochure
  - horse related sports 7, 51 103   
  - in line skating 15253151 133 - Brochure
  - lawn bowls     - Brochure
  - martial arts 11    
  - netball 51   - Brochure
  - running     - Brochure
  - scooter riding 44   - Injury Prevention 2001; 7-:165-167
  - skateboarding 51   - Brochure
  - snow sports 66  

- Brochure - cross country

- Brochure - downhill skiing

- Brochure - snowboarding

  - soccer 51   - Brochure
  - softball     - Brochure
  - surfing 56    
  - tennis    

VISU Fact Sheet

VISU Fact Sheet

  - trail bike riding 31, 51    
  - trampolines 13, 42, 44, 61,75    
  - volleyball     - Brochure
  - yoga     - Brochure
Surveillance system/ data developments 1, 2, 26, 28, 30, 40, 43, 50 72, 113  
Transport related      
  - mobility scooters 62    
  - motorcyles - on & off-road 51, 64, 65    
  - non-traffic 20    
  - pedestrian 71, 72    
  - road traffic 36, 46, 49 See MUARC site  
Work related 17, 18, 58   - Guide to Evaluating the Effectiveness of  Strategies for Preventing Work Injuries
- Safety by design [800KB]