25.2.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 55/9


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 341/2006

of 24 February 2006

adopting the specifications of the 2007 ad hoc module on accidents at work and work-related health problems provided for by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 and amending Regulation (EC) No 384/2005

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (1), and in particular Article 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 384/2005 of 7 March 2005 adopting the programme of ad hoc modules, covering the years 2007 to 2009, to the labour force sample survey provided by Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (2) includes an ad hoc module on accidents at work and work-related health problems.

(2)

Council Resolution No 2002/C 161/01 of 3 June 2002 on a new Community strategy on health and safety at work (2002-2006) (3) called on the Commission and the Member States to step up work in hand on harmonisation of statistics on accidents at work and occupational illnesses, so as to have available comparable data from which to make an objective assessment of the impact and effectiveness of the measures taken under the new Community strategy.

(3)

Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work (4), states that employers must keep a list of occupational accidents resulting in a worker being unfit for work for more than three working days and must draw up, for the responsible authorities and in accordance with national laws and/or practices, reports on occupational accidents suffered by his workers. In its Recommendation 2003/670/EC of 19 September 2003 concerning the European schedule of occupational diseases (5), the Commission recommended that Member States should ensure that all cases of occupational diseases are reported and should progressively make their statistics on occupational diseases compatible with the European schedule, in accordance with the work being done on the system of harmonising European statistics on occupational diseases. The Commission Communication of 11 March 2002 on a new Community strategy on health and safety at work 2002-2006 (6) underlines that the statistical information should cover not just recognised occupational accidents and illnesses, their causes and consequences, but should also introduce some quantifiable elements relating to working environment factors which are likely to cause the problems. Statistical data should also be available for emerging phenomena, like stress-related complaints or musculoskeletal problems.

(4)

It is also necessary to update the specification of the sample set out in Section 1 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 384/2005, in order to ensure that the sample available for analysis in the ad hoc module is as revealing as possible.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Statistical Programme Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The detailed list of information to be collected in 2007 by the ad hoc module on accidents at work and work-related health problems, required for Section 1 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 384/2005, shall be as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

In Section 1 of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 384/2005, the point ‘Sample’ is replaced by the following:

‘Sample: The target age group for the sample for this module consists of persons aged 15 or more.’

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 February 2006.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2257/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 336, 23.12.2003, p. 6).

(2)  OJ L 61, 8.3.2005, p. 23.

(3)  OJ C 161, 5.7.2002, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 183, 29.6.1989, p. 1. Directive as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parlament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(5)  OJ L 238, 25.9.2003, p. 28.

(6)  COM(2002) 118 final of 11.3.2002.


ANNEX

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY

Specifications of the 2007 ad hoc module on accidents at work and work-related health problems

1.

Member States and regions concerned: all.

2.

The variables shall be coded as follows:

The numbering of the variables of the labour force survey in the column ‘Filters’ refers to Commission Regulation (EC) No 430/2005 (1).

Column

Code

Description

Filters/remarks

ACCIDENTS AT WORK ENCOUNTERED BY PERSONS HAVING WORKED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

209

 

Accidental injury(ies), apart from illnesses, occurred during the past 12 months, at work or in the course of work

(Col. 24 = 1, 2) or (Col. 84 = 1 and Col. 85/88 and Col. 89/90 is not prior to one year before the date of the interview)

0

None

1

One

2

Two or more

9

Not applicable (Col. 24 = 3-9 and (Col. 84 ≠ 1 or (Col. 85/88 and Col. 89/90 is more than one year before the date of the interview, or is blank)))

blank

No answer

210

 

Type of the most recent accidental injury at work or in the course of work

Col. 209 = 1-2

1

A road traffic accident

2

Accident other than road traffic accident

9

Not applicable (Col. 209 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

211/212

 

Date when the person was able to start to work again after the most recent accidental injury

Col. 209 = 1-2

00

Still off work because has not yet recovered from the accident, but expects to resume work later

01

Expects never to work again because of the accident

02

No time off or the same day as the accident

03

The day after the accident

04

From the second but before the fifth day after the accident

05

From the fifth day but before two weeks after the accident

06

From two weeks but before one month after the accident

07

From one month but before three months after the accident

08

From three months but before six months after the accident

09

From six months but before nine months after the accident

10

Nine months or later after the accident

99

Not applicable (Col. 209 = 0, 9 or blank)

blank

No answer

213

 

Job done when the most recent accidental injury occurred (code first that applies)

Col. 209 = 1-2

1

Main current (first) job

2

Second current job

3

Last job (person not in employment)

4

Job one year ago

5

Some other job

9

Not applicable (Col. 209 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

WORK-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS SUFFERED DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS

(apart from accidental injuries)

214

 

Illness(es), disability(ies) or other physical or psychic health problem(s), apart from accidental injuries, suffered by the person during the past 12 months (from the date of the interview) and that was (were), caused or made worse by work

(Col. 24 = 1, 2 or Col. 84 = 1)

0

None

1

One

2

Two or more

9

Not applicable (Col. 24 = 3-9 and Col. 84 ≠ 1)

blank

No answer

215/216

 

Type of the most serious complaint caused or made worse by work

Col. 214 = 1-2

00

Bone, joint or muscle problem which mainly affects neck, shoulders, arms or hands

01

Bone, joint or muscle problem which mainly affects hips, legs or feet

02

Bone, joint or muscle problem which mainly affects back

03

Breathing or lung problem

04

Skin problem

05

Hearing problem

06

Stress, depression or anxiety

07

Headache and/or eyestrain

08

Heart disease or attack, or other problems in the circulatory system

09

Infectious disease (virus, bacteria or other type of infection)

10

Other types of complaint

99

Not applicable (Col. 214 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

217

 

Whether the most serious complaint caused or made worse by work limits the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities either at work or outside work

Col. 214 = 1-2

0

No

1

Yes, to some extent

2

Yes, considerably

9

Not applicable (Col. 214 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

218/219

 

Number of days off work during the last 12 months due to the most serious complaint caused or made worse by work

Col. 214 = 1-2

00

The person has not been working during the past 12 months, but for reasons not related to the complaint caused or made worse by work (e.g. normal retirement)

01

Expects never to work again due to this illness

02

Less than one day or no time off

03

At least one day but less than four days

04

At least four days but less than two weeks

05

At least two weeks but less than one month

06

At least one month but less than three months

07

At least three months but less than six months

08

At least six months but less than nine months

09

At least nine months

99

Not applicable (Col. 214 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

220

 

Job that caused or made worse the most serious complaint (code first that applies)

Col. 214 = 1-2 and (Col. 85/88 is not prior to eight years before the year of the interview)

1

Main current (first) job

2

Second current job

3

Last job (person not in employment)

4

Job one year ago

5

Some other job

9

Not applicable (Col. 214 = 0, 9, blank)

blank

No answer

FACTORS AT WORK THAT CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT MENTAL WELL-BEING OR PHYSICAL HEALTH

221

 

Whether at the workplace the person has particular exposure to selected factors that can adversely affect his/her mental well-being

Col. 24 = 1, 2

0

No

1

Yes, mainly to harassment or bullying

2

Yes, mainly to violence or threat of violence

3

Yes, mainly to time pressure or overload of work

9

Not applicable (Col. 24 = 3-9)

blank

No answer

222

 

Whether at the workplace the person has particular exposure to selected factors that can adversely affect his/her physical health

Col. 24 = 1, 2

0

No

1

Yes, mainly to chemicals, dusts, fumes, smoke or gases

2

Yes, mainly to noise or vibration

3

Yes, mainly to difficult work postures, work movements or handling of heavy loads

4

Yes, mainly to risk of accident

9

Not applicable (Col. 24 = 3-9)

blank

No answer


(1)  OJ L 71, 17.3.2005, p. 36.