This standard guide is intended to establish definitions and criteria for recording occupational injuries and illnesses to be used for measuring safety performance, evaluating safety program performance, and comparing international performance. A measurement system is desired which is precise and accurate, difficult to manipulate, significant and meaningful for safety program evaluation, and appropriate for accountability purposes. Objectives of the occupational injury and illness measurement guide are as follows: Provide a uniform and objective framework for recording work related injuries and illnesses Facilitate use of injury and illness rates as a means of evaluating programs designed to control such injuries and illnesses Establish a basis for meaningful comparison of injury and illness rates across industries and countries This standard guide covers the definitions and procedures necessary to maintain work related injury and illness records and incidence rates. Key elements of the standard include work relationship, definition of injuries and illnesses, levels of severity of occupational incidents, accountability for contractor relationships, and specifications for injury and illness rate calculations
occupational, illness, injury
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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