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Variable
Accident at work
Term extension
Health
Definition
A discrete occurrence in the course of work which leads to physical or mental harm.
Remark
This includes cases of acute poisoning and wilful acts of other persons, as well as accidents occurring during work but off the company’s premises, even those caused by third parties.

It excludes deliberate self-inflicted injuries, accidents on the way to and from work and accidents having only a medical origin and occupational diseases. The phrase "in the course of work" means whilst engaged in an occupational activity or during the time spent at work. This includes cases of road traffic accidents in the course of work.
Source
Eurostat, "Serious accidents at work by sex", General methodological information on health
Hyperlink
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_SDDS/en/tsiem090_esms.htm
Other link(s)
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work (ESAW) - Methodology", 2001 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002
Statistics Explained, a distinct section of the official Eurostat website presenting all statistical topics in an easily understandable way, "Health and safety at work statistics" page
Link(s) to statistical data
hsw_ind - Indicators on health and safety at work
hsw_aw_nnasx - Number of accidents at work by economic activity, severity and sex
hsw_aw_nnaag - Number of accidents at work by economic activity, severity and age
hsw_aw_fnms - Number of fatal accidents at work by Member State and age, excluding road traffic accidents and accidents on board of any mean of transport in the course of work
hsw_aw_nnasv - Number of accidents at work by economic activity and severity
hsw_aw_nnasz - Number of accidents at work by economic activity and size of enterprise
hsw_aw_nnaws - Number of accidents at work by economic activity and employment status
hsw_aw_nbosv - Number of accidents at work by part of body injured and severity
hsw_aw_ninsv - Number of accidents at work by type of injury and severity
hsw_aw_inasx - Standardised incidence rate of accidents at work by economic activity, severity and sex
hsw_aw_inaag - Standardised incidence rate of accidents at work by economic activity, severity and age
hsw_aw_fims - Standardised incidence rate of fatal accidents at work by Member State and age, excluding road traffic accidents and accidents on board of any mean of transport in the course of work
hsw_aw_inasz - Standardised incidence rate of accidents at work by economic activity and size of enterprise
hsw_aw_inaws - Standardised incidence rate of accidents at work by economic activity and employment status
hsw_aw_co1 - Number of accidents at work by contact - mode of injury, economic activity, sex, age and severity
hsw_aw_co2 - Incidence rate of accidents at work by contact - mode of injury, economic activity, sex, age and severity
hsw_aw_co3 - Percentage distribution of accidents at work by contact - mode of injury, economic activity, sex, age and severity
hsw_aw_de1 - Number of accidents at work by deviation, economic activity, sex, age and severity
hsw_aw_de2 - Incidence rate of accidents at work by deviation, economic activity, sex, age and severity
Related terms
Term Term extension    
  • Accidental injury at work
  • Labour View
    Statistical theme(s)
  • Population and Social Conditions
  • Other languages
    Term Term extension    
  • Arbeitsunfall
  • Sozialstatistik View (Deutsch)
  • Accident du travail
  • Statistiques sociales View (Français)
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