Extension of recording and notification systems to self-employed persons

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7. Extension of recording and notification systems to self-employed
persons
7.1. At national level
7.1.1. National laws or regulations on the reporting, recording and notification of
occupational accidents, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences and incidents
should also apply to self-employed persons,1 as specified by the competent authority.
7.1.2. National laws or regulations should specify that notification to the
competent authorities of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and dangerous
occurrences involving self-employed persons in their own enterprise should be
submitted as follows:
(a) in the case of death or a non-fatal occupational accident, occupational disease or
dangerous occurrence rendering the self-employed person incapable of
submitting notification, the notification should be submitted by the person in
control of the establishment, or as prescribed by the competent authority;
(b) in other cases, the notification should be submitted by the self-employed persons
themselves.
7.1.3. National laws or regulations should specify that notification to the
competent authority of occupational accidents of self-employed persons in other than
their own enterprises should be:
(a) recorded and notified by the employer of the enterprise in which the self-
employed person was required to work;
(b) notified by the self-employed person to his or her insurance institution, with a
record as requested in paragraph 7.1.3(a) above.
7.2. At the level of the enterprise
7.2.1. The person in control of the establishment where the self-employed
person is contracted to work should make arrangements for the reporting, recording and
notification of occupational accidents, occupational diseases, commuting accidents,
dangerous occurrences and incidents which can be applied to self-employed persons.
7.3. The self-employed person
7.3.1. The self-employed person should cooperate with the person in control of
the establishment where he or she is contracted to work, to enable notification of
1 As may be defined by the most recent version of the International Classification of Status in
Employment (ICSE) – see Annex E.

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