Table 3.

Estimated avoidable lung cancers attributable to occupational DEE exposure for a range of intervention strategies among cohort of working age Australians in 2012

Intervention strategyaFEF (%)FEN (n)bAvoidable registrations (n)b
Baseline (n exposed = 1,738,300)0.614,450
EliminationScenario 1: Removing all DEE exposure among workers in mining industry (baseline n exposed = 151,300)0.564,100350
Scenario 2: Removing all DEE exposure among workers in agriculture industry (baseline n exposed = 186,800)0.604,350100
Scenario 3: Removing all DEE exposure among workers in construction industry (baseline n exposed = 287,000)0.493,600850
SubstitutionScenario 4: Substituting all diesel forklift engines with gas or electric (baseline n exposed = 58,100)0.554,000450
IsolationScenario 5: Removing all diesel powered vehicles from indoor workspaces (baseline n exposed = 273,600)0.473,4001,050
Engineering controlsScenarios to improve the use of exhaust hoses when performing tune ups on diesel powered vehicles (baseline n performing tune ups = 85,800; baseline use of exhaust hoses 9%)
Scenario 6: Improving use of exhaust hoses to 25% of those performing tune ups0.543,950500
Scenario 7: Improving use of exhaust hoses to 50% of those performing tune ups0.473,4501,000
Scenario 8: Improving use of exhaust hoses to 75% of those performing tune ups0.402,9501,500
Scenario 9: Improving use of exhaust hoses to 100% of those performing tune ups0.332,4002,050
PPEScenario 10: Using respiratory protective equipment during road construction tasks (baseline n exposed = 28,600)0.523,750700
  • aNumbers exposed rounded to the nearest 100.

  • bNumber of cancer registrations rounded to the nearest 50.