• Number of new cases of occupational diseases (Line chart)
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European Health for All database

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Indicator notes
Number of new cases of occupational diseases
Indicator code: E255201.T

Occupational diseases such as dermatosis, silicosis, asthma, cancer, infections, poisonings and other diseases due to vibration, excessive load, noise etc. at the workplace. It is understood that national definitions and registration practices vary significantly._
Country notes
Insurance System.
Source of data: National Health Information Analytic Center, Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Armenia. Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Data source: Fund for Occupational Diseases. Remark: the data refer only to people working in the
private sector
1990 marks a slight break because a broader definition has been applied
No data are available
Source: National Institute of Public Health, National Registry of Occupational Diseases. For years
1990 and 1991 data are not comparable because of reclassification.
Source: From 2006 onward: Danish Working Environment Authority (www.at.dk)
Break in time series: from year 2010 to year 2011.
Source: National Labour Inspectorate.
Source: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Note: From 2005, data are not comparable to previous data due to new data collection system.
Includes both suspected and confirmed cases.
Note: The historical data from 1970 to 1974 seem very low compared to later values because Finland
passed a new legislation that urged physicians to report any occupation disease or work-related
medical conditions. This finally implemented the ILO Convention 81/1947, which was ratified already
in 1949 by our Parliament. The translation of the 1974 legislation can be found in English at:
Source of data: insurance system
Source: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Federal Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health, Annual statistical report of the Federal Government on the state of safety and health at
work and on work accidents and occupational diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany.
http://osha.europa.eu/fop/germany/de/statistics/statistiken or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: The documentation of occupational diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany is a
complete enumeration. Data contain the number of new cases of recognized occupational diseases of
those insured by statutory accident insurance institutions. Occupational diseases are diseases,
which the federal government on the basis of õ 9 Abs. 1 SGB VII, by an ordinance, with agreement of
the Federal Council of Germany has named as occupational diseases and which persons insured suffer
because of the exercise of an insured activity. An occupational disease is considered as recognized,
if the suspicion of presence of an occupational disease via notification of occupational diseases is
confirmed in a declaratory procedure.
Break in time series: In 1992, a change in the social legislation took place which influences the
number of cases of certified occupational diseases. The years before 1992 are therefore not
comparable to the following years.
The sharp increase in the level of the trend in 2009 and onwards was probably due to the enlargement
by the federal government of the List of Occupational Diseases in July 2009.
Data on occupational diseases has been incomplete and has therefore not been reported. A new
regulation on the reporting and registration of occupational diseases entered into force in Iceland
in 2011. This regulation is based on Commission Recommendation of 19 September 2003 concerning the
European schedule of occupational diseases (document number C(2003) 3297).
Source: Administration of Occupational Safety and Health in Iceland. Based on notified cases.
Since 1999 back injuries are excluded.
Source: National Insurance Institute.
Source: INAIL Open data. Cases of occupational diseases which have been compensated in each year.
The years 2010-2014 have been update to 31.10.2015.
Note: The data fluctuations are based on many factors ? campaigns regarding occupational diseases,
more compulsory health examinations, etc. Besides, starting from 2013, more attention is paid on
damages of tendons and muscles.
Source: Occupational diseases register, Institute of Hygiene
Total number of new certified occupational diseases. All industries. Agriculture, public
administration, army are included. Source: Association Assurance Accident (Safety Insurance
Association) within the social security scheme.
Source: Social Security Department, Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity.
Data are not available.
Source: Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases (NCvB).
The number is an estimate.
Source of data: Institute of Occupational Medicine in Lodz.
Source of data: Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security Coverage: National
Republic of Moldova
In 2014, no new cases of occupational diseases were registered in the Republic of Moldova.
The number of new cases of occupational diseases during the year is calculated:
ÿ- On the basis of accounting data cards of occupational diseases (form ?152) submitted to the
National Centre of Public Health annually.
- On the basis of the annual reporting forms ?18 (Table ?23), which was approved by the order of
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova from 10.28.2014 ?1168, reported annually by the
regional centers of public health to the National Centre of Public Health.
The following table presents the summary data of all cases of occupational diseases in the Republic
of Moldova.
Source: National Institute for Public Health.
No data are available.
Source. National Health Information Centre (NIC)
Selection of data - residents, respectively patients with permanent address in Slovakia (including
the homeless, residents without registration of permanent address, foreigners with permanent
address in Slovakia).
Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales. Anuario de Estadisticas Laborales y de Asuntos
Sociales. Ministry of Employment and Social Segurity. Estatistics of work-related accidents and
occupational diseases
Total number = with temporary disability + without temporary disability.
Data for 1997 are provisional data.
Source: Swedish Work Environment Authority.

Number of new cases of reported occupational diseases among employees and self-employed persons. Our
database ISA has no sufficient information on which cases have been certified. The file contains all
cases, reported from the work places.
Re 1993: Many diseases were reported during the first half of 1993, due to changed insurance
conditions (lower compensation). Intense campaigns by the trade unions, among others, contributed to
a doubling of the number of reported occupational diseases in 1993 compared to 1992.
Source of data: Coverage: Deviation from the definition: Estimation method: Break in time series:
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Registration professional diseases (in process of establishment); Institute for Public
Health (IPH)
Source of data: Republic of Turkey Social Security Institution.
Data are not available.