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Indicator 8.8.1 Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status

Rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex

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Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Geographical Area: Great Britain

Unit of Measurement: Rate per 100,000 workers

Footnote: 1.Fatal injury rates are based on the count of fatal injuries reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). The rate for the most recent year is a provisional estimate. 2. The rate of fatal injury for some of the detailed groupings are based on small numbers and are susceptible to considerable year-on-year variation. 3. Detailed breakdowns of fatal injury rates by country/region, age and sex are presented for the last five-years only. 4. Non-fatal injury estimates are based on the Labour Force Survey and are subject to sampling uncertainty. Details, in the form of 95% confidence intervals, can be found in the source data (see 'Sources' tab below). 5. Non-fatal injuries broken down by age, sex, country, English regions, industry sector and occupation are based on averaged rates over a non- overlapping 3 year period to enable a large enough sample size. For example, 2001/02 to 2003/04 figures are displayed at the mid-year point (i.e. 2002/03). 6. Non-fatal injury rates are not provided for sub-groups where sample numbers are too small to provide reliable estimates. 7. Variations in rate between different sub-groups of age, sex and geography may reflect differences in their employment profile.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex

Indicator description

Rates of fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (employees and self employees) and rates of self-reported workplace non-fatal injury (per 100,000 workers)

Geographical coverage

Great Britain

Unit of measurement

Rate per 100,000 workers

Definitions

Occupational injury - Any personal injury, disease or death resulting from an occupational accident. Fatal occupational injury - An occupational injury leading to death within one year of the day of the occupational accident.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Incidence rates are calculated by dividing the number of workers in the reference group with an injury (fatal or non-fatal) by the employment total.  This is then multiplied by a factor of 100,000 to give a rate per 100,000 workers, in line with international standards.

Other information

Data for fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries do not include road traffic accidents. Rates for non-fatal injuries are based on self-reported non-fatal injury in the workplace (using the Labour Force Survey). This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Frequency rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex and migrant status

Target name

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

International Labour Organization (ILO)

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Source 1

Organisation

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1974

Geographical coverage

Great Britain

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Release date

30/10/2019

Next release
Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Statistics-Request.Team@hse.gov.uk

Other information

See - RIDHIST - Reported fatal and non-fatal injuries in Great Britain from 1974; RIDREG - RIDDOR reported fatal and non-fatal injuries in Great Britain by country, region and unitary or local authority; RIDAGEGEN - RIDDOR reported fatal and non-fatal injuries in Great Britain by age, gender and broad industry group

Source 2

Organisation

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2000/01

Geographical coverage

Great Britain

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Release date

30/10/2019

Next release
Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Statistics-Request.Team@hse.gov.uk

Other information

Data are acquired from the Labour Force Survey. See - LFSINJSUM; LFSINJREG; LFSINJAGE