Legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for setting up reporting, recording and notification systems

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3. Legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for setting
up reporting, recording and notification systems
3.1. General
3.1.1. By national laws or regulations or any other method consistent with
national conditions and practice, the competent authority, following consultations with
the most representative organizations of employers and workers, should determine
concepts and terminology concerning the recording and notification of occupational
accidents, occupational diseases, commuting accidents, dangerous occurrences and
incidents; these should be consistent with this code, and with international agreements
and recommendations, and should promote the harmonization of methodologies and the
comparability of statistics.
3.1.2. The competent authority should, in particular:
(a) specify which categories or types of occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
commuting accidents, dangerous occurrences and incidents are subject to
requirements for reporting, recording and notification;
(b) establish and apply uniform requirements and procedures for employers and
workers at the level of the enterprise, physicians, health services and other bodies,
as appropriate, regarding reporting and recording of occupational accidents, cases
and suspected cases of occupational diseases, commuting accidents, dangerous
occurrences and incidents;
(c) establish and apply uniform requirements and procedures for the notification of
occupational accidents, occupational diseases, commuting accidents and
dangerous occurrences to the competent authority, insurance institutions, labour
inspectorates, health services and other authorities and bodies directly concerned,
as appropriate;
(d) make appropriate arrangements for the necessary coordination and cooperation
between the various authorities and bodies;
(e) make appropriate arrangements for guidance to be provided to employers and
workers to help them comply with the legal obligations.
3.1.3. These requirements and procedures should be applied to all workers in all
branches of economic activity, regardless of their status in employment, and throughout
the country as a whole.
3.1.4. By national laws or regulations or any other method consistent with
national conditions and practice, the competent authority should:
(a) prescribe a list of diseases, comprising at least the diseases enumerated in the most
recent version of Schedule I to the Employment Injury Benefits Convention, 1964
(No. 121) (the current version as amended in 1980 is given in Annex A of this
code), which should be regarded as occupational diseases under prescribed
conditions; or

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