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2010

CIS 11-0617
Ministerio de trabajo, empleo y seguridad social
Occupational accident and occupational hazard coverage statistics in the province of Buenos Aires
Estadísticas de accidentabilidad laboral y cobertura en riesgos del trabajo de la provincia de Buenos Aires [in Spanish]
This document analyzes the occupational accident statistics in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the year 2009, together with the financing by enterprises of occupational hazard insurance coverage. The contributions paid by employers as a percentage of payroll costs vary according to the size of the enterprise. A significant correlation is observed between the contribution rate and informality, with small enterprises employing 1-5 workers paying more than 7% and having a 69-85% rate of informality.
Superintendencia de Riesgos del Trabajo (SRT), Bartolomé Mitre 751, C1036AAM Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010. 14p. Illus. pdf document.

CIS 11-0700 Chau N., Wild P., Dehaene D., Benamghar L., Mur J.M., Touron C.
Role of age, length of service and job in work-related injury: A prospective study of 446,120 person-years in railway workers
This study assessed the role of age, length of service and job type in work-related injury. It was conducted in the form of a prospective study of all 164,814 permanently-employed male workers at the French national railway company during 1998-2000, using data from the company's injury database. For a total of 446,120 person-years, there were 15,195 injuries with working days lost. The incidence rates of the main types of injury were investigated. Data were analysed using negative binomial regression. Relative risks decreased steadily with increasing length of service, from 2.6 for 1 year to 1.0 for ≥30 years. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Mar. 2010, Vol.67, No.3, p.147-153. Illus. 38 ref.
Role_of_age.pdf [in English]

CIS 11-0578 Marucci-Wellman H., Leamon T.B., Binh T.T., Diep N.B., Willetts J.L., Wegman D.H., Kriebel D.
The work-related burden of injury in a rapidly industrialising commune in Viet Nam
In this community-based injury surveillance study, workplaces in a Vietnamese region were identified and ranked by the magnitude of injuries (or highest injury count), the risk (highest incidence rates) and the burden (the effect of injuries on the livelihoods of workers). A total of 591 injuries occurring in the month prior to survey administration were analyzed. 482 were attributed to work activities (82%), yielding an annualised incidence rate of 1001/1000 full time employee equivalents (FTE). The highest number of injuries (299) occurred in the manufacturing sector, followed by agriculture (70). The highest rate of injury was in the transport, storage and communications sector (annualised IR 1583/1000 FTE), followed by manufacturing (1235/1000 FTE) and agriculture (844/1000 FTE). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Apr. 2010, Vol.67, No.4. p.244-250. 14 ref.

CIS 11-0157 Forst L., Avila S., Anozie S., Rubin R.
Traumatic occupational injuries in Hispanic and foreign-born workers
Hispanic and foreign-born workers suffer high rates of occupational fatality in the U.S. Reasons for this are not well understood. The aim of this study was to gather information about the details related to severe, non-fatal occupational injuries in this vulnerable population. Eight years of data were obtained from an urban trauma center in the United States. In addition, medical consultations of individuals admitted for an occupational injury during an 8-month period are reported. Hispanics were more highly represented than expected. They were more likely to be injured by machinery and hand tools. Workers reported hazardous working conditions, lack of workers compensation, short time in current employment, and not working in their usual job. Implications of these findings are discussed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2010, Vol.53, p.344-351. 35 ref.

CIS 10-0492 Kawakami T., Matiko J., Okojie O., Valenti A., Omaira M., Venanzi D., Fantini L., Iavicoli S., Siang L.H.
Injury and disease reporting systems
Collection of articles on injury and disease reporting systems of relevance to African countries. Main topics covered: strengthening of occupational accident and disease reporting systems; injury and disease reporting in Tanzania; systems for reporting occupational diseases in Nigeria; occupational safety and health in Egypt; Singapore's framework for reporting occupational accidents, injuries and diseases; work-related diseases and morbidity.
African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Dec. 2010, Vol.20, No.3, p.47-63 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
Injury_and_disease_reporting_systems.pdf [in English]

CIS 10-0595 Probst T.M., Estrada A.X.
Accident under-reporting among employees: Testing the moderating influence of psychological safety climate and supervisor enforcement of safety practices
Accident under-reporting was examined with data from 425 employees employed in five industries with above average risk for employee injuries. It was expected that rates for unreported accidents would be higher than rates for reported accidents, and that organizational safety climate and perceptions of supervisor enforcement of safety policies would moderate the relationship between unreported and reported accidents. Results showed that the number of unreported accidents was significantly higher than the number of reported accidents. There was an average of 2.48 unreported accidents for every accident reported to the organization. Furthermore, under-reporting was higher in working environments with poorer organizational safety climate or where supervisor safety enforcement was inconsistent. The implications of these findings are discussed.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, Sep. 2010, Vol.42, No.5, p.1438-1444. Illus. 32 ref.

CIS 10-0227 Kawakami T., Siang L.H., Tan A., Kim E.A., Kang S.K., Niu S., Leman A.M., Omar A.R., Rahman K.A., Yusof M.Z.M., Kogi K.
Injury and disease reporting systems
Collection of articles on occupational injury and disease reporting systems of relevance to countries in the Asian-Pacific region. Contents: Singapore framework for reporting occupational accidents, injuries and diseases; reporting system for occupational injuries and illness in Korea; ILO list of occupational diseases for which health care workers are at risk; reporting of occupational injury and diseases in Malaysia. Other topics: presentation of a WHO online library on occupational and environmental health; presentation of a new IEA/ICOH publication on ergonomics in developing countries.
Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, Sep. 2010, Vol.17, No.2, p.27-43 (whole issue). Illus. Bibl.ref.
http://www.ttl.fi/en/publications/electronic_journals/asian_pacific_newsletter/archives/Documents/Asian_Pacific_Newsletter2_2010.pdf [in English]

CIS 10-0182 State of the work environment - Work-related fatalities Western Australia 1988-89 to 2009-10
This report provides statistics of work-related fatalities that occurred between 1 July 1988 and 30 June 2010 in Western Australia. Data are provided by accident type, industry, occupation, age group and type of occurrence.
Commission for occupational safety and health, 1260 Hay Street, PO Box 294, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia, 2010. PDF document, 23p. Illus.
http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/PDF/Statistics-industry/SOWEFatalities_2009_10.pdf [in English]

2009

CIS 11-0271 Burton A., den Haan K.H.
European downstream oil industry safety performance - Statistical summary of reported incidents - 2008
The fifteenth such report by CONCAWE, this issue includes statistics on work-related personal injuries for the European downstream oil industry's own employees as well as contractors for the year 2008. Data was received from 31 companies representing 97% of the European refining capacity. Trends over the last fifteen years are highlighted and the data is also compared to similar statistics from related industries.
CONCAWE, Boulevard du Souverain 165, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2009, iv, 19p. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 11-0270 Burton A., den Haan K.H.
European downstream oil industry safety performance - Statistical summary of reported incidents - 2007
The fourteenth such report by CONCAWE, this issue includes statistics on work-related personal injuries for the European downstream oil industry's own employees as well as contractors for the year 2007. Data was received from 30 companies representing over 97% of the European refining capacity. Trends over the last fourteen years are highlighted and the data is also compared to similar statistics from related industries.
CONCAWE, Boulevard du Souverain 165, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2009, vi, 18p. Illus. 15 ref.

CIS 10-0168 Benning C.
Safety during garbage collection - Health is not a disposable product
Sicherheit bei der Abfallsammlung - Gesundheit ist keine Wegwerfware [in German]
Garbage collection involves a high accident risk. In Germany, one out of ten garbage collectors falls victim to an occupational accident every year resulting in an average of 20 lost workdays. The work is also strenuous, especially with regard to the ageing of the working population. This article addresses the main hazards which lead to accidents during garbage collection and their causes. New and temporary workers are especially at risk and should be trained. A qualification in the form of a "garbage collector's certificate" to be acquired before starting to work would improve the professional status.
Faktor Arbeitsschutz, 2009, No.2, p.6-9. Illus. 4 ref.

2008

CIS 09-3 Lind S., Kivistö-Rahnasto J.
Utilization of external accident information in companies' safety promotion - Case: Finnish metal and transportation industry
Safety management systems emphasize the role of accident information as a requirement for continuous improvement. However, it is not clear how such information is actually applied in companies. This study was carried out in the Finnish metal and transportation industries to determine if and how companies utilize accident information provided in external reports. There are 40 to 50 fatal workplace accidents in Finland annually. Ten recently-reported cases and a total of 38 companies were chosen for the study. Information was collected using interviews and surveys. Although accident information contained in reports was found to be mostly accurate and useful, such information is rarely applied in practice. Typically, reports are used only as support material in safety management; usually as case-examples in accident prevention and hazard identification. There are several explanations for this low degree of implementation, such as lack of time or the perception that the information is of limited relevance. The findings of this study show that accident reporting is a useful tool in promoting safety. Possible improvements are discussed.
Safety Science, June 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.802-814. 23 ref.

2007

CIS 12-0304 Solomon C., Poole J., Palmer K.T., Coggon D.
Non-fatal occupational injuries in British agriculture
The objective of this study was to investigate the incidence, nature and determinants of non-fatal occupational injuries in the agricultural sector in the United Kingdom. As part of a postal survey, data on lifetime histories of work in agriculture and occupational accidents were obtained from men born between 1933 and 1977 and residing in three rural areas. Associations with risk factors were explored by Poisson regression, and summarized by incidence rate ratios (IRRs). Of the 10,765 responders (response rate 31%), 3,238 reported at least one occupational accident at the ages of 14-64 years, leading to absence from work for three days or more, including 1492 accidents that could be linked to a specific job listed in the history of agricultural work. During 1996-2003, the highest rates of agricultural accidents were from handling, lifting or carrying, falls from heights and injury by animals. After adjustment for calendar period and age, the risk of accidents was elevated in men who had only recently entered agricultural work (IRR 3.7) and in those who carried out forestry (IRR 1.7). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2007, Vol.64, p.150-154. 13 ref.
Non-fatal_occupational_injuries_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]

CIS 08-1256 Almeida I.M., Jackson Filho J.M.
Accidents and their prevention
Acidentes e sua prevenção [in Portuguese]
Review article on occupational accidents and their prevention, particularly in Brazil. Topics addressed include: need for a fresh look into accident research; challenges for prevention; new concepts in understanding the causes of accidents; comment on an airplane collision accident; brief literature review; problem of the numerous undeclared accidents occurring each day.
Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional, Jan.-June 2007, Vol.32, No.115, p.7-18. 36 ref.
http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20115%20Apresentação.pdf [in Portuguese]

CIS 08-1191 Snodgrass R., Corbett E., Carter L.
Health and Safety Executive
Exploration of the affect [sic] of litigation culture on the attribution and reporting of slip and trip accidents
Due to changes in United Kingdom litigation law in recent years, lawyers have been offering a "no win no fee" service, which appears to be generating a growing tendency amongst individuals to pursue claims of negligence, even in the most frivolous of cases. Reports in the press also suggest that there are many companies willing to pay out small amounts of compensation rather than fight a more costly litigation process. Society continues to change and there is less tolerance when it comes to risk. The purpose of this work was to determine the effect of this heightened awareness, brought about by media activity, on the reporting of slip and trip accidents. This study employed both quantitative and qualitative techniques for collecting information from lawyers, insurers, and safety and health representatives, together with a survey of the general public. Findings indicate that employers are recording and reporting more accidents, both to comply with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR, see CIS 95-1930) and as a self-defence mechanism against the threat of possible litigation. Employers are also taking more precautions with those having accidents on their premises. Findings also indicate that the general public and employees are less inhibited about reporting slip and trip accidents as they are more aware of their rights and therefore less tolerant of what they see as unfair treatment. Other findings are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. viii, 63p. Illus. 2 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr552.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-1038 Davies J.C., Kemp G.J., Frostick S.P.
Health and Safety Executive
An investigation of reporting of workplace accidents under RIDDOR using the Merseyside Accident Information Model
This study investigated the under-reporting of accidents to HSE by matching patients attending a United Kingdom hospital with cases reported to HSE. The largest number of reportable accidents was from occupations connected with the construction industry. Sales assistants and unqualified nursing assistants were also prominent. Reporting rates varied between sectors: local and central government had the highest reporting rate, while the lowest rates were found in catering, repairs, distribution, hotels and other manufacturing. Overall, 30% of reportable accidents from the study were actually reported to the HSE. Self employed workers were poor at reporting accidents, with a reporting rate of 12%, compared with 32% for employed workers. Other findings are discussed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 25p. 4 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr528.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-535 Encourage your workers to report blood-borne pathogen exposures
NIOSH researchers visited a number of prisons to learn more about current practices and procedures being used to protect health care workers from blood-borne diseases. Aimed at prison medical service administrators and supervisors, this leaflet provides explains why workers are sometimes reluctant to report exposure to blood-borne pathogens in correctional facilities and how to encourage them to report.
Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Sep. 2007. 2p. Illus. 6 ref.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2007-159/pdfs/2007-159.pdf [in English]

2006

CIS 08-1036 Kupper A., Peebles L., Pimm A., Hollywood S.
Health and Safety Executive
Study of the public reporting of occupational health and safety performance in 2005 by UK businesses with over 250 employees
This report presents the findings of the fourth survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive to investigate occupational safety and health information made publicly available by enterprises in the United Kingdom. Items investigated include: level of reporting in websites, annual reports and other publicly available documents (including safety and health reports, social responsibility reports and sustainable development reports) of 300 enterprises employing more than 250 employees; issues reported in terms of safety and health performance and targets; comparison of the level of safety and health reporting between industries; comparison of the level of safety and health reporting between enterprises participating in this survey and in previous surveys; identifying examples of good practice with respect to reporting.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. x, 114p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr515.pdf [in English]

2005

CIS 07-1049 Reporting of occupational accidents
La déclaration des accidents du travail [in French]
De aangifte van arbeidsongevallen. [in Dutch]
This guide describes the legal requirements for occupational accident reporting in the private sector in Belgium. It explains the different sections of the occupational accident notification form and provides in the appendices lists of codes needed to fill in the form. It also shows examples of accident reports. Replaces CIS 00-1312.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, rev. ed., 2005. 34p. Illus.

CIS 07-282 Castejon Vilella E.
Inventory and analysis of national systems for the notification of occupational accidents
Inventaire et analyse des systèmes nationaux de déclaration des accidents du travail [in French]
The European Statistics of Accidents at Work (ESAW) project, aimed at harmonizing statistical data on occupational accidents, was launched in 1990 following the Framework Directive on occupational safety and health (89/391/EEC). Since 1993, Eurostat has compiled statistics on occupational accidents based on data provided by the responsible bodies within the Member States. This study was carried out to identify and analyse factors that could distort national data and make comparisons difficult. A questionnaire consisting of 83 items grouped under 12 topics such as notification, compensation or the treatment of statistical data was addressed to European Union Member States. Three main factors were identified as being responsible for biases in data comparisons: coverage of self-employed workers, treatment of travel and traffic accidents, and the proportion of total accidents declared.
EUROGIP, 55 rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris, France, Oct. 2005. 4p. Internet document.
http://www.eurogip.fr/docs/Inventaire-Systemes-Declaration.pdf [in French]

CIS 06-272 Bojanowski R.
A new statistical card for accidents at work
Nowa statystyczna karta wypadku przy pracy [in Polish]
An ordinance from the Minister for Economic Affairs and Labour concerning a statistical card for accidents at work is discussed. The ordinance came into force in January 2005. The changes introduced to the sample statistical card for accidents are described and the information to be included in the card, as recommended by the statistical office of European Union (EUROSAT), is listed.
Bezpieczeństwo pracy, 2005, No.7-8, p.15-19. Illus. 4 ref.
http://www.ciop.pl/15585 [in Polish]

2004

CIS 06-262 van der Schaaf T., Kanse L.
Biases in incident reporting databases: An empirical study in the chemical process industry
The extent to which incident reporting schemes truly capture a representative sample of actual events remains a topic of debate. While this has led several researchers to provide organizational design guidelines for implementing such schemes, much less is known about the individual reporter's perspective. Based on a literature survey and a diary study in which chemical plant operators reported events involving recovery from their own errors, together with reasons why they would or would not normally report these events, six categories of reasons for not reporting were identified. The distribution of the diary study events over these categories highlighted a difference between the operator and management with respect to their perception of the importance of successfully recovered events with no remaining consequences or events considered to be nothing new. This difference should be addressed by communicating the learning potential of these types of events.
Safety Science, Jan. 2004, Vol.42, No.1, p.57-67. Illus. 19 ref.

CIS 04-67
Health and Safety Executive
Investigating accidents and incidents - A workbook for employers, unions, safety representatives and safety professionals
This guidance on how to investigate accidents and incidents, including near misses, was prepared in consultation with industry, unions and health and safety professional bodies. It is intended as a first step in introducing organizations to the benefits of carrying out investigations and the methods by which accidents should be recorded, investigated and the findings acted upon. The guidance is aimed primarily at SMEs where it is often difficult to build up an expertise in investigating, although larger organizations may also find it helpful. The four steps featured in the guidance are: the gathering of information; the analysing of information; identifying risk control measures; the action plan and its implementation.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. iv, 82p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.

2003

CIS 05-288 The basics of accident prevention
Podstawy prewencji wypadkowej [in Polish]
This guide on accident prevention focuses on the following issues: accident investigation and reporting; preventing accidents when operating machinery; impact of working conditions on accidents; psychological and social factors in accident prevention.
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, Ul. Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warszawa, Poland, 2003. 331p. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 03-1165
Health and Safety Executive
Accident book
Employers must keep records of accidents and have to provide an accident book in which employees or people acting on their behalf can enter details of the accident leading to injury. Besides accident record sheets, useful information is provided for employers and employees on what they have to do in the case of accidents or injuries at work, on how to use the forms and on the benefits of keeping accident records. A summary of the law on RIDDOR (see CIS 96-146) is also provided.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. 12p. Illus. Price: GBP 4.75.

2002

CIS 03-422
Health and Safety Executive
Railway safety 2001/02
These statistics on railway safety are produced under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR 95, see CIS 95-1930). Topics covered: fatalities; injuries; train incidents; track defects and enforcement; railway incidents in Wales; railway incidents in Scotland.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2002. 6p. Illus.

CIS 02-1508
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales
Order TAS/2926/2002 of 19 Nov., by which new models are established for the notification of occupational accidents and their electronic transmission is made possible [Spain]
Orden TAS/2926/2002, de 19 de noviembre, por la que se establecen nuevos modelos para la notificación de los accidentes de trabajo y se posibilita su transmisión por procedimiento electrónico [in Spanish]
This Order establishes a new form to be used for the notification of occupational accidents in Spain, in order to make the system compatible with that in effect throughout the European Union. The System for the Electronic Notification of Occupational Accidents (Delt@) is also given legal basis. In annex: lists of codes to be used in the filling out of the electronic notification forms - codes for countries, accident location (within the enterprise), type of work, physical activity, displacement, contact, location of injury, description of injury, material agent.
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 21 Nov. 2002, Vol.342, No.279, p.40988-40989 + annexes (ca. 50p.)
http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_datos/Laboral/o2926-2002-tas.html [in Spanish]

2001

CIS 04-68 Bestratén Belloví M., Gil Fisa A., Piqué Ardanuy T.
Integral management of occupational accidents (I): Documental treatment and accidents investigation
La gestión integral de los accidentes de trabajo (I): tratamiento documental e investigación de accidentes [in Spanish]
Occupational accidents and incidents are an essential source of information for the management of occupational safety and health. This information note discusses the documents required for the notification of occupational accidents as well as the those relating to the analysis of occupational accidents and incidents, in view of their use in implementing preventive measures or modifying certain procedures, thereby achieving improvements in working conditions as part of an integrated management of occupational hazards. See also CIS 04-69 and CIS 04-70.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2001. 6p. Illus. 3 ref.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/ntp/ntp_592.htm [in Spanish]

CIS 02-1299
Health and Safety Executive
Reporting accidents in the catering industry
The purpose of this information sheet is to explain the main requirements of the British Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR) (see CIS 88-1753) as they apply to the catering industry. It provides several examples of reportable and non-reportable incidents. Contents include: what needs to be reported, and who is responsible for making the report; reportable accidents to members of the public; reportable violence to staff; reportable accidents to contractors; definitions of "major injuries" and "over-three-day injuries" under the regulations; other categories of incidents that need to be reported; when and how to report; whom to report to; records that need to be kept.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2001. 4p. 3 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais18.pdf [in English]

CIS 01-1776 Pool G.
Health and Safety Executive
Reducing carbon monoxide incidents
This report describes a project aimed at reducing the number of carbon monoxide (CO) related incidents associated with the use of piped gas. Specific topics examined include the development of a common strategy in Europe for collating CO incident data, assessing indoor air quality relating to gas utilization and the medical issues associated with both acute and chronic CO poisoning. Several meetings have been held with representatives of gas utilities of several European countries and research organizations to share knowledge and best practice. Outputs from the project have included a video aimed at improving the diagnosis of CO poisoning by those in the medical profession and an agreement between gas companies to pursue a better practice for the gathering and reporting of CO related incident information.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2001. vi, 42p. Price: GBP 10.00.

CIS 01-937 Government Decree No.326 of 3 March 2001 to to approve the Rules of investigation and reporting of accidents and other injuries of workers resulting from their occupational activities [Kazakhstan]
Pravila rassledovanija i učeta nesčastnyh slučaev i inyh povreždenij zdorov'ja rabotnikov, svjazannyh s trudovoj dejatel'nost'ju [in Russian]
This Decree provides for the procedures for investigating and notifying occupational accidents and other injuries.
Aktiler Žinagy - Sobranie Aktov, Apr. 2001, No.9, p.113-139.

2000

CIS 07-1048 Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases
Ghi chép, khai báo vê tai nan lao đông và bênh nghê nghiêp [in Vietnamese]
Vietnamese version of the Code of Practice (CIS 96-2083) adopted by a tripartite Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 3 to 11 Oct. 1994. The purpose of the Code of Practice is to help with the international harmonization of the procedures for the collection, recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases. Contents: extracts from the Report of the Meeting of Experts; general provisions; policies and principles for the recording, notification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases, dangerous occurrences and related statistics (at the national and enterprise level); legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for setting up reporting, recording and notification systems; reporting at the enterprise level; arrangements for recording; arrangements for notification; extension of systems to self-employed persons; compilation and publication of statistics; classification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases and of dangerous occurrences. In annex: relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations; schedules, lists and classification systems for occupational injuries and diseases, economic activities, occupations, status in employment and accidents
Nhà Xuât Bàn Lao @Djông - Xã Hôi, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2000. 192p. 8 ref.

CIS 01-613 Decree on the recognition, investigation, registration and notification of occupational accidents [Bulgaria]
Naredba za ustanovjavane, razsledvane, registrirane i otčitane na trudovite zlopoluki [in Bulgarian]
This Decree (effective 1 Jan. 2000) concerns the obligations of employers and/or occupational physicians in dealing with occupational accidents
Dăržaven vestnik, 21 Jan. 2000, No.6, p.5-7.

1999

CIS 00-1312 Cornelis K., Van der Steen M.
Reporting of occupational accidents
La déclaration des accidents du travail [in French]
De aangifte van arbeidsongevallen [in Dutch]
This guide describes the legal requirements for occupational accident reporting in the private sector in Belgium. It explains the different sections of the occupational accident notification form and provides in the appendices lists of codes needed to fill in the form. It also shows examples of accident reports.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, Bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2nd ed., 1999. 31p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-967
Health and Safety Executive
Reporting incidents of exposure to pesticides and veterinary medicines
Topics: agriculture and forestry; industrial physicians; legal aspects; legislation; notification of occupational accidents; pesticides; pharmaceutical products; responsibilities of employers; training material; United Kingdom; veterinary assistants; veterinary services.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Feb. 1999. 16p. Illus.

CIS 00-977 Lord R.
Accident investigation and reporting
Topics: accident investigation; analysis of accident causes; cost of accidents; developing countries; human factors; minor accidents; notification of occupational accidents; role of management; South Africa; unsafe acts.
On Guard, Mar. 1999, Vol.6, No.16, p.13-16.

CIS 99-1893 Sullman M.J.M., Kirk P.M., Parker R.J., Gaskin J.E.
New Zealand logging industry accident reporting scheme: Focus for a human factors research programme
A voluntary accident reporting scheme is described which has been used to identify the requirements for, and monitor the effectiveness of, interventions within the New Zealand logging industry. Two examples are used: the development of chainsaw cut-resistant legwear, and determinination of the most appropriate color for high visibility clothing. The underlying rationale for each intervention is described and the effectiveness of the intervention is evaluated, based on data drawn from the accident reporting scheme. Topics: case study; chain saws; forestry and logging; leg protection; New Zealand; notification of occupational accidents; protective clothing; visibility.
Journal of Safety Research, Summer 1999, Vol.30, No.2, p.123-131. Illus. 18 ref.

CIS 99-2068 Warwick R.
Good practice in incident reporting: It's in the blood
The U.K. National Blood Service (NBS) which collects, processes, tests and dispatches blood and blood products is required by law to have high standards and to follow "quality" principles. The activities of the NBS are outlined, and the integration of accident and near-miss reporting into the "quality" system principles is described. Topics: biological hazards; blood; health services; immunodeficiency syndrome; infection control; infectious hepatitis; information of personnel; injection injuries; legal aspects; notification of occupational accidents; plant safety and health organization.
Safety and Health Practitioner, Apr. 1999, Vol.17, No.4, p.24-26. Illus. 5 ref.

1998

CIS 00-1762 Denis M.A., Poyard G., Saury A., Cadiot M., Forissier M.F., Lery L., Nargues P., Reymond E., Robert O., Volckmann C., Ecochard R., Vigier S.
Under-reporting of accidental occurrences of exposure to blood in a University hospital
La sous-déclaration des accidents d'exposition au sang dans un C.H.U. [in French]
Topics: blood; cross-sectional study; health care personnel; hepatitis; hospitals; immunodeficiency syndrome; injection injuries; notification of occupational accidents; safety and health training; saliva; skin injuries; statistical evaluation.
Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail, July 1998, Vol.59, No.4, p.242-248. 9 ref.

CIS 00-907 Royal Order of 4 December 1998 amending the Royal Order of 28 December 1971 establishing the format and the timing limitations for the notification of occupational accidents [Belgium]
Arrêté royal du 4 décembre 1998 modifiant l'arrêté royal du 28 décembre 1971 établissant le modèle et le délai de déclaration d'accident du travail [Belgique] [in French]
4 December 1998 - Koninklijk besluit tot wijziging van het koninklijk besluit van 28 december 1971 tot vaststelling van het model en de termijn van aangifte van een arbeidsongeval [in Dutch]
Topics: Belgium; law; notification of occupational accidents; occupational safety; responsibilities of employers; temporary workers.
Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad, 24 Dec. 1998, Year 168, No.247, p.40823-40830.

CIS 99-504 Vázquez Villanueva J.R.
Usefulness of accident declaration forms for occupational accident statistics
Utilidad de los partes de accidente en las estadísticas de siniestralidad laboral [in Spanish]
Topics: analysis of accident causes; brick and tile industry; hand injuries; notification of occupational accidents; statistical aspects.
Prevención, Apr.-June 1998, No.144, p.34-44. Illus. 9 ref.

1997

CIS 00-985 Occupational accidents: Europe harmonizes its statistics
Accidents du travail, l'Europe harmonise ses statistiques [in French]
Topics: age-linked differences; agriculture; construction industry; European Communities; fatalities; frequency rates; manufacturing industries; national variables; notification of occupational accidents; occupational accidents; services; sex-linked differences; statistical aspects; transport industry.
Travail et sécurité, Sep. 1997, No.564, p.18-21. Illus.

CIS 97-2059 Burke S., Madan I.
Contamination incidents among doctors and midwives: Reasons for non-reporting and knowlege of risks
A 6-month retrospective study of 384 doctors and 293 midwives at two hospitals revealed that only 9% of doctors and 46% of midwives had reported the contamination incidents they had received. The doctors' main reason for non-reporting was that it was too time consuming; midwives felt that nothing could be done, although they were aware of the services offered by occupational health departments. 77% of doctors and 69% of midwives underestimated the risk of contracting hepatitis B virus from a needlestick injury. Strategies for improving knowledge of potential risks and methods for facilitating ease of reporting are outlined.
Occupational Medicine, Aug. 1997, Vol.47, No.6, p.357-360. 19 ref.

CIS 97-1175 Cornelis K., Van der Steen M.
Legislation in practice - 11. Notification of occupational accidents
Législation en pratique: 11. La déclaration des accidents du travail [in French]
Wetgeving in de praktijk: 11. De aangifte van arbeidsongevallen [in Dutch]
Practical information on how to fill in accident notification forms in Belgium, as defined by various pieces of legislation. Special provisions relating to electrical installations, pressure vessels, ionizing radiation and explosives in mines and quarries are also considered.
Association nationale pour la prévention des accidents du travail (ANPAT), rue Gachard 88, Boîte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997. 32p. 10 ref.

CIS 97-354
Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administrattion (OSHA)
Reporting occupational injury and illness data to OSHA: Final rule [USA]
This regulation came into effect on 13 Mar. 1997. It amends existing regulations requiring employers to report information to OSHA contained in records that they have been required to create and maintain. It clarifies OSHA's authority to collect establishment-specific data by mail for use in agency self-evaluation, deployment of agency resources, periodic reassessment of existing regulations and standards, and rulemaking. Extensive discussion of the background to the regulation.
Federal Register, 11 Feb. 1997, Vol.62, No.28, p.6434-6442.

1996

CIS 00-1311
International Labour Office (ILO)
Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases: An ILO Code of Practice
Korean version of the Code of Practice (CIS 96-2083) adopted by a tripartite Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 3 to 11 Oct. 1994. The purpose of the Code of Practice is to help with the international harmonization of the procedures for the collection, recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases. Contents: extracts from the Report of the Meeting of Experts; general provisions; policies and principles for the recording, notification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases, dangerous occurrences and related statistics (at the national and enterprise level); legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for setting up reporting, recording and notification systems; reporting at the enterprise level; arrangements for recording; arrangements for notification; extension of systems to self-employed persons; compilation and publication of statistics; classification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases and of dangerous occurrences. In annex: relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations; schedules, lists and classification systems for occupational injuries and diseases, economic activities, occupations, status in employment and accidents.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1996. v, 78p. 8 ref.

CIS 97-1843 Choi B. C. K.
Recording, notification, compilation, and classification of statistics of occupational accidents and diseases: The Thai experience
This is a report of an ILO project in Thailand, conducted in 1995, in order to improve the national notification of accidents and diseases. The ILO code of practice on recording and notification was found to be appropriate for the local requirements. The existing notification form was redesigned and suggestions were specified for cross-checking the data base of the Workmen's Compensation Fund.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Nov. 1996, Vol.38, No.11, p.1151-1160. 22 ref.

CIS 97-1499 Weddle M.G.
Reporting occupational injuries: The first step
In a survey of 372 environmental service workers in five hospitals, 108 (29.2%) recalled having been injured in the previous year, and of these, 42 had not reported one or more injuries. Older workers and those who had worked longer at the same job were more likely not to report an injury. The most commonly unreported injuries were back injuries, soft tissue injuries, and sprains. The most frequently sited reason for not reporting was that the injury seemed too minor. Worker training should include instruction and encouragement in the reporting of workplace injuries.
Journal of Safety Research, Winter 1996, Vol.27, No.4, p.217-223. 6 ref.

CIS 97-510 Layde P.M., Stueland D.T., Nordstrom D.L.
Representativeness of trauma center registries for farm injury surveillance
Farm injury data for 1986-1991 from a major trauma centre in Central Wisconsin, USA were evaluated. The pattern of farm injuries seen in residents of an established, geographically defined, population-based surveillance area was compared with that of a nonpopulation-based mix of patients from outside the area. The two sets of data suggested similar patterns with respect to seasonality, circumstances of injury, and source of injury. There were significant differences with respect to body part injured, severity of injury, and selected aspects of acute medical care. While useful for many purposes, trauma centre-based injury surveillance data should be interpreted cautiously.
Accident Analysis and Prevention, Sep. 1996, Vol.28, No.5, p.581-586. 22 ref.

CIS 97-342 Beale D., Cox T., Leather P.
Work-related violence - Is national reporting enough?
Criteria for reporting violent incidents in Great Britain under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (see CIS 95-1930) are discussed. The main criticism is that the reporting of violent incidents is still entirely dependent on the physical outcome of the incident and not on its nature. It is recommended that employers should establish their own internal systems for reporting and recording a wider range of violent and potentially violent incidents for the purposes of risk assessment and risk management.
Work and Stress, Apr.-June 1996, Vol.10, No.2, p.99-103. 15 ref.

CIS 96-2083
International Labour Office (ILO)
Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases: An ILO Code of Practice
Enregistrement et déclaration des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles: recueil de directives pratiques du BIT [in French]
Registro y declaración de accidentes de trabajo y enfermedades profesionales: resumen de directivas prácticas de la OIT [in Spanish]
This Code of Practice was adopted by a tripartite Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 3 to 11 Oct. 1994. Its purpose is to help with the international harmonization of the procedures for the collection, recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases. Contents: extracts from the Report of the Meeting of Experts; general provisions; policies and principles for the recording, notification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases, dangerous occurrences and related statistics (at the national and enterprise level); legal, institutional and administrative arrangements for setting up reporting, recording and notification systems; reporting at the enterprise level; arrangements for recording; arrangements for notification; extension of systems to self-employed persons; compilation and publication of statistics; classification and investigation of occupational accidents and diseases and of dangerous occurrences. In annex: relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations; schedules, lists and classification systems for occupational injuries and diseases, economic activities, occupations, status in employment and accidents.
ILO Publications, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1996. xxi, 97p. 8 ref. Index. Price: CHF 20.00.

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