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Document ID (ISN)108545
CIS number 08-1038
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 528
Author(s) Davies J.C., Kemp G.J., Frostick S.P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title An investigation of reporting of workplace accidents under RIDDOR using the Merseyside Accident Information Model
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 25p. 4 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; United Kingdom; notification of occupational accidents
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; report; construction industry; hotel industry; hospitals; health care personnel; retail trade
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Reporting of occupational accidents
Notification of accidents and diseases