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Safe Work Australia releases 2023 ‘Interim Review of the List of Deemed Disease in Australia’ report

May 14th 2024

Safe Work Australia releases 2023 ‘Interim Review of the List of Deemed Disease in Australia’ report

The federal workplace safety regulator has recently released the ‘2023 Interim Review of the List of Deemed Disease in Australia report,’ and an updated List of Deemed Diseases in Australia and Supporting Guidance Material.

Safe Work Australia says the interim review only concentrated on analysing the most recent scientific information about COVID-19, firefighting-related cancers, Japanese encephalitis, and other animal diseases.

“Based on the review findings, the List of Deemed Diseases in Australia has been updated to include malignant mesothelioma and bladder cancer related to firefighting and to remove COVID-19,” Safe Work Australia stated.

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