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Official Statistics of Finland

Occupational accident statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Number of accidents at work 137,000 in Finland in 2019
30 Nov 2021
A total of 137,000 accidents at work occurred in Finland during 2019. Of these, 126,400 occurred to wage and salary earners and 10,500 to self-employed persons (including farmers). The majority of all accidents at work, 113,100 cases, occurred at places of work or while in work traffic, whereas 23,900 accidents at work occurred while commuting. These numbers also include minor accidents at work that led to disability lasting less than four days and on which insurance companies paid compensation only for medical treatment expenses.

Description: The statistics on occupational accidents contain annual data on the occupational accidents that have occurred to wage and salary earners and own-account workers in agriculture. The statistics also contain data on occupational accidents that have occurred to other self-employed persons and the commuting accidents that have occurred to wage and salary earners. The data for the occupational accident statistics are created as a by-product from insurance activity, so that all the accidents at work for which insurance institutions have paid compensations are recorded in the statistics. The cut-off point is the last day of the year following the statistical reference year. The statistics examine primarily the occupational accidents that have resulted in a disability of at least four days. This delimitation corresponds to the one used in Eurostat statistics on accidents at work. Earlier Statistics Finland statistics on occupational accidents have applied the limit of disability of at least three days.
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Keywords: accidents, industries, labour protection, occupational accidents, occupational health, occupations, violence, working conditions.
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Change: Occupational accident statistics in 2014 will be published in November 2016
16 Jun 2016
Results for reference year 2014 will be published in November 2016 at the latest.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Occupational accident statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9544. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.5.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ttap/index_en.html