ASTM International - ASTM E2920-19

Standard Guide for Recording Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 15 August 2019
Status: active
Page Count: 5
ICS Code (Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene): 13.100
ICS Code (IT applications in health care technology): 35.240.80
significance And Use:

4.1 This guide is intended to define work-related injuries and illnesses in a way that can be easily understood and measured across countries. These injuries and illnesses can be used to evaluate,... View More

scope:

1.1 This 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 improving consistency when comparing international performance. A measurement system is desired that is precise and accurate, difficult to manipulate, significant and meaningful for safety program evaluation, and appropriate for accountability purposes in a global environment.

1.2 Objectives of the occupational injury and illness measurement guide are as follows:

1.2.1 Provide a uniform and objective framework for recording work-related injuries and illnesses,

1.2.2 Facilitate use of injury and illness rates as a means of evaluating programs designed to control such injuries and illnesses, and

1.2.3 Establish a basis for meaningful comparison of injury and illness rates across industries and countries.

1.3 In this guide, definitions and procedures necessary to maintain work-related injury and illness records and incidence rates are covered.

1.4 Key elements of this guide 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.

1.5 Units-The values stated in English (or Imperial) units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. This standard is not a substitute for any legally required injury and illness recordkeeping obligations.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E2920-19
August 15, 2019
Standard Guide for Recording Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
1.1 This 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,...
January 1, 2014
Standard Guide for Recording Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
1.1 This 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,...
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