Indicator full name: Number of new cases of occupational diseases
Unit: number of cases
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2021
Last updated: 01 September 2022
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Nordic countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
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._
Armenia. Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
1990 marks a slight break because a broader definition has been applied
1990 and 1991 data are not comparable because of reclassification.
Break in time series: from year 2010 to year 2011.
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:
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.
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.
Source: National Insurance Institute.
The years 2010-2014 have been update to 31.10.2015.
more compulsory health examinations, etc. Besides, starting from 2013, more attention is paid on
damages of tendons and muscles.
administration, army are included. Source: Association Assurance Accident (Safety Insurance
Association) within the social security scheme.
The number is an estimate.
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
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).
Sociales. Ministry of Employment and Social Segurity. Estatistics of work-related accidents and
Total number = with temporary disability + without temporary disability.
Data for 1997 are provisional data.
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.