Registered accidents at work
Statistical activity code: 40601
Accidents at work and fatal accidents at work by sex, age group and economic activity
Accidents at work resulting in more than 3 days’ absence from work and rate of reported accidents at work by sex and sector of economy
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO 08)
Employed persons, excl. self-employed persons
Accident at work – physical or mental harm or death of the employee in the course of work which occurred while fulfilling the task given by the employer or in other work done under his authorisation, during the break included in the working time or at other time acting in the interests of the employer.
- accidents on the way to or from work (commuting accidents);
- occurrences having only a medical origin (such as a heart attack at work) and occupational diseases;
- injuries caused deliberately by the employee.
Estimated number of accidents at work – estimated total number of accidents at work which is derived by expanding the number of registered accidents at work by the estimation from the Labour Force Survey.
Fatal accident at work – an accident which leads to the death of a victim within one year of the accident.
Primary sector – agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing.
Registered accident at work – accidents at work that are reported to the Labour Inspectorate.
Reporting rate of accidents at work – the share of the reported accidents at work in the estimated number of accidents at work.
Secondary sector – mining, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply, construction.
Tertiary sector – trade, services, education, health, etc.
Registered accident at work
Registered accidents at work
Accidents at work registered at the Labour Inspectorate
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Regulation (EU) No 349/2011 of 11 April 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics on accidents at work
Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
International Labour Organization (ILO)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Social life / Worklife quality / Accidents at work” in the following tables:
TKA01: Registered accidents at work by sex and age group
TKA02: Registered accidents at work by economic activity (EMTAK 2008)
TKA03: Fatal accidents at work
TKA05: Accidents at work resulting in more than 3 days absence from work by sex
TKA06: Accidents at work resulting in more than 3 days absence from work by sector of economy
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European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW). Summary methodology. Eurostat (2013)
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Ministry of Social Affairs
Tallinn City Office
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The statistics on accidents at work are in compliance with the European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW) methodology.
Data on registered accidents at work are considered underestimated as employers do not report all accidents to the Labour Inspectorate (especially in the case of minor accidents).
The increase in the number of accidents at work in the time series indicates some improvement in reporting over years.
The number of fatal accidents can be considered accurate.
Eurostat and the national statistical insititutes try to reduce non-sampling errors through continuous methodological and survey process improvements, e.g. by adopting computer-assisted price collection, which can help to avoid coding and typing errors.
International statistics on accidents at work are based on the common ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology. However, differences in unemployment insurance systems should be taken into account in cross-country comparisons.
In general, comparability over time is good. However, when interpreting the data, it should be considered that the reporting of accidents at work has improved over time.
When comparing data from different sources, methodological differences should be kept in mind.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
Data on registered accidents at work (micro-data and aggregated data) are received from the Labour Inspectorate. The source data are transmitted and used for calculating the estimated total number of accidents at work (for international statistics). The aggregated data on registered accidents at work (incl. fatal accidents) by sex, age and economic activity are also transmitted.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 40701 “Labour Force Survey” are used.
Statistics Estonia receives data from the Labour Inspectorate in xls format by e-mail.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, the internal coherence of the data is checked.
Aggregated data compiled by the Labour Inspectorate are used in official statistics.
The number of accidents at work represents the number of injured persons – if multiple persons were injured in a single accident, these are considered as separate accidents. Also, the number of fatal accidents is included in the total number of accidents at work.
To calculate the number of accidents at work per 100,000 employees, Labour Force Survey data on the number of persons employed is used.
For international purposes the total number of accidents at work is estimated by weighting (weights are derived from the data of Labour Force Survey).