EUGLOREH project
THE STATUS OF HEALTH IN THE EUROPEAN UNION:
TOWARDS A HEALTHIER EUROPE

FULL REPORT

PART II - HEALTH CONDITIONS

7. ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES AND RELATED TIME TRENDS: PREVALENCE, INCIDENCE AND MORTALITY

7.2. Data sources

7.2.4. ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work)

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7.2.4. ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work)

 

European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW) are gathered on the basis of a methodology developed in 1990. The data refers to accidents at work resulting in more than 3 daysabsence from work (serious accidents) and fatal accidents.

 

The national ESAW sources are the declarations of accidents at work, either to the public (Social Security) or private specific insurance for accidents at work, or to another relevant national authority (Labour Inspection, etc.) for countries which have a « universal » Social Security system. For accidents at work data is available for all ‘oldEU-Member States (EU 15) and Norway. The methodology is being implemented in the New Member States and in the Candidate Countries with the first data to deal with being the reference year 2004.

http://europa.eu.int/estatref/info/sdds/en/hsw/hsw_acc_work_sm.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/news/2002/apr/esaw_en.html