Statistics of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences: Classifications

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9. Statistics of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and
dangerous occurrences: Classifications1
9.1. General
9.1.1. The statistics of occupational accidents, occupational diseases and
dangerous occurrences should be classified at least according to branch of economic
activity and, as far as possible, according to:
(a) significant characteristics of workers, such as status in employment, sex, age or
age group; and
(b) significant characteristics of the enterprise.
9.2. Occupational accidents
9.2.1. Occupational accidents should initially be classified as follows:
(a) total number of victims, divided into:
(i) accidents resulting in death;
(ii) non-fatal injuries resulting in incapacity for work of at least three
consecutive days, excluding the day of the accident;
(b) total days lost, including the first three days, for non-fatal injuries.
9.2.2. As more detailed information becomes progressively more readily
available, the competent authority should as soon as practicable classify accidents as
follows:
(a) total number of victims of:
(i) accidents resulting in death, divided into deaths which occurred within 30
days of the accident, and those which occurred between 31 and 365 days of
the accident;
(ii) non-fatal accidents, divided into the following categories: no lost time or
absence from work (as specified under the national definition); or lost time
(excluding the day of the accident) of up to three days and more than three
days;
(b) total days lost for non-fatal injuries, divided into the following categories: lost
time of up to three days and more than three days.
9.2.3. Where possible, statistics of occupational accidents produced by the
competent authority should indicate:
1 Based on the resolution concerning statistics of occupational injuries. Thirteenth International
Conference of Labour Statisticians, Geneva, 18-29 October 1982.

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