occupational health and safety
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Work Accident

An accident at work is defined as an unforeseen event that that results in a fatality, permanent disability or time lost from work occurred at the time and place of work, or path. This includes cases such as intoxication and the resulting acts caused by third parties, even outside the company's premises, when occurring in the working time. 

Accidents at work: those occurring in place and working time or path, where the employee is directly or indirectly under the control of the Company;

Accident in-itinere

Commuting accidents (in-itinere): those occurring during normal one-way journey back and forth between the home, the workplace and the usual place of meals.

Worked hours

Worked hours: Total of effectively hours worked in normal periods plus total of hours considered as overtime work in the reference period. It also includes the time spent with training actions and occupational  health services.

Days lost

the total time lost is the sum of the number of absent days (calendar days) resulting from occupational accidents occurring in the reference period, plus the number of days lost to accidents in the previous period which extended to the reference period without interruption. The lost time is measured from the day following the accident to the day right before the return to work. Temporary absences of less than one day, for medical treatment, are not considered as lost time.

Frequency index

number of occupational accidents, fatal and non fatal, per million hours worked in the reference period.

Incidence rate

number of accidents at work, both fatal and non fatal, per thousand workers in the reference period.


work accidents 


frequency rate


traning hours on health and safety

The figures include EDP employees and contrators for 2017