|Document ID (ISN)||108545|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 528
||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
||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]
||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.
||occupational accidents; United Kingdom; notification of occupational accidents
||public OSH institutions; report; construction industry; hotel industry; hospitals; health care personnel; retail trade
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases