TASMANIA had five fewer workplace deaths in 2011-12 compared with the previous financial year.
According to WorkCover Tasmania's annual report, there were eight workplace fatalities in 2011-12.
There were 9318 workers' compensation claims reported at the end of June, a 5 per cent drop compared with the previous year.
However, $131.3 million in claims was paid out, a 9 per cent increase on the previous year.
Occupations sustaining the most injuries were labourers, clerical sales, tradespeople, production and transport workers.
Most injuries were joint and muscle injuries caused by muscular stress or falls.
"Mental diseases" were the third most common lost- time injury followed by fractures, spine and disc injuries, and burns.
Significant injuries were most common in the health and community services industry, followed by manufacturing, construction and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
Men continued to be the most likely to suffer injuries resulting in lost time at work by almost two-to-one, while those aged 45 to 49 were the most vulnerable to injury.
WorkCover, headed by Justice Department secretary Simon Overland, sponsored Netball Tasmania and AFL Tasmania for $250,000 to reach an estimated 200,000 people to spread the work safety message.