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Occupational injuries and incidents

The on-going work environment management efforts must be designed to prevent illness and accidents. One way to achieve these goals is to utilize information related to injuries and incidents in the workplace. As part of this work, incident reporting is one of several methods when identifying risks.

According to the Work Environment Act, all occupational injuries and incidents should be investigated, documented and followed up so as to continuously improve the work environment and prevent incidents, as well as summarizing these events annually.

The employer, at the Department or equivalent, must report all occupational injuries to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, regardless of whether they led to absence or not.

Learn more about the procedures relating to occupational injuries and incidents and who is responsible for what (.pdf)

Occupational injury refers to injuries incurred in the workplace or whilst travelling to and from work. Occupational injury may result from: a sudden accident; accidents at work causing bodily harm, or through prolonged detrimental effects; occupational diseases, or resulting from violence or abuse related to the employment. Furthermore, accidents incurred during travel to and from work are regarded as occupational injuries. Certain cases of communicable disease are regarded as occupational injury (usually not applicable in LiU's operations).

Form for work injury insurance (.pdf)

Incidents constitute those serious events about to cause an occupational injury but favourable circumstances meant they remained solely a reminder of the risks that exist, such as a situation involving threat, hazardous objects or leaks.

Form for incidents reports


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Last updated: 2017-10-03