Definition: Accidents whilst engaged in an occupational activity or during the time spent at work
The expression "whilst engaged in an occupational activity or during the time spent at work" should therefore be understood in broader terms.
- Road (traffic) accidents and other transport accidents;
- Accidents on public highway or places;
- Accidents on board any means of transport.
It should be noted that commuting accidents, i.e., road accidents during the journey between home and the workplace, are not included in the ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology.
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work - Methodology", 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1999, p.5 & 6