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Document ID (ISN)106434
CIS number 07-282
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Castejon Vilella E.
Title Inventory and analysis of national systems for the notification of occupational accidents
Original title Inventaire et analyse des systèmes nationaux de déclaration des accidents du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information EUROGIP, 55 rue de la Fédération, 75015 Paris, France, Oct. 2005. 4p. Internet document.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; compilation of statistics; European Union; notification of occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) report; comparative study; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Statistical methods
Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases