Statistics of occupational accidents, occupational diseases, commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences: Compilation and publication

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8. Statistics of occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences:
Compilation and publication
8.1. At national level
8.1.1. The competent authority should arrange for the compilation and
publication, at least once a year, of statistics of occupational accidents, occupational
diseases, commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences, on the basis of the
information notified to it.
8.1.2. Where practicable, the statistics should be compiled by the competent
authority from notifications of occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences without recourse to additional returns.
8.1.3. The unit to be recorded should be:
(a) the person killed or injured as a result of an occupational accident or commuting
accident;
(b) the person affected as a result of an occupational disease; or
(c) the dangerous occurrence.
8.1.4. Where one person has suffered more than one separate occupational
accident or disease during the period covered by the statistics, he or she should be
counted separately with respect to each accident or disease.
8.1.5. The period covered by the statistics should be clearly defined, and ideally
should not exceed one calendar year.
8.1.6. Information on occupational accidents and occupational diseases relating
to self-employed persons, as well as commuting accidents, should be included in the
statistics; however, such information should be shown separately so that appropriate
comparisons may be made with countries which do not include such information in
their national statistics.
8.1.7. In presenting statistics on occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences, the competent authority should
ensure that information is provided on:
(a) the nature of the sources of the statistics; e.g. direct reporting by employers or by
various bodies, such as insurance institutions or labour inspectorates;
(b) the scope of the statistics, particularly in respect of categories of persons,
branches of economic activity, occupations, size of the enterprise, constituent
states of a country or regions;
(c) the definitions used;

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