Published on 17/04/2012
Indicators in Occupational Health - Fatal occupational injuries in France
Authors : Brière J, Chevalier A, Charbotel B, Imbernon E
Publisher : Institut de veille sanitaire
ISSN : 2114-446X
ISBN : 978-2-11-129338-0
ISBN NET : 978-2-11-129311-3
Suggested quotation : Brière J, Chevalier A, Charbotel B, Imbernon E. Indicators in Occupational Health - Fatal occupational injuries in France. Saint-Maurice: French Institute for Public Health Surveillance; 2012. 24 p.
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The French government decided to develop a battery of indicators in order to monitor the French population’s health at national level. Since its creation in 1998, the Department of Occupational Health (DST) of the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) has developed several health surveillance programs aimed at producing regularly data about occupational risks in the French population. During the last years, different data sources have been established, and in 2009 the DST set up an occupational health indicators program. These indicators are established using several different data sources, and will be regularly available on the InVS website.
The second report of this series is devoted to fatal occupational injuries. In this document, data on mortality by accident at work and commuting accident in France according to economic sector and main causes of accident are reported. The fraction of accidental deaths due to work and the years of potential life lost further to these accidents are also presented. A particular chapter deals with work related road accidents, first cause of fatal occupational injuries in France. Finally, questions allowing to put into perspective the results are listed.